Friday, June 04, 2010

Let's be poachers!

I've just seen an advert for Playmobil Safari. How lovely, you think, toy giraffes and elephants, and little jeeps to play with. Oh yes, and also poachers which you have to protect the animals from! I'm all for not hiding the bad things in the world from your kids when they are old enough to understand, but really, I think 5 years old is a bit young to be having lessons in how animals are illegally killed. What do you say when your kid says "mum, what's a poacher?"?! I just hope in these politically correct days of having to cover the viewpoint of everyone concerned to avoid being sued, you don't also get the option to play at being a poacher and get toy antelope heads to stick on your wall, and elephant feet to put your umbrellas in...

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