The definition of child abuse according to the US Department of Health & Human Services (https://www.childwelfare.gov/can/defining/federal.cfm) is "Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation"; or "An act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm." There have been videos circulating (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7ihdsjIqhI and the video posted 2/8/2014 by https://www.facebook.com/PerezHilton in the snow among others) showing babies being swung around vigorously by adults as if in some sort of acrobatic display or a distorted sort of stretching and play for babies...perhaps they see it as a form of acroyoga. This is absurd, abusive, potentially traumatizing and must be stopped. I am calling for starters for the US Department of Health & Human Services to make a statement advising to the extreme danger and abusive nature of this activity and call for it's immediate termination as well as the investigation of offenders. The helpless babies are often crying--this is sick and heartbreaking!! Please share!
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The ways in which this petition will help will continue to be researched. For now something must be done to stop this insanity and protect the poor helpless infants from further abuse and wake up...
The ways in which this petition will help will continue to be researched. For now something must be done to stop this insanity and protect the poor helpless infants from further abuse and wake up the adults who think this is even remotely acceptable!!!