Officials in Scotland have decided it is fit and proper to take obese children away from their parents. In particular, parents of four obese children had received warnings from officials regarding the weight of their children. As those warnings were not heeded, those officials proceeded to remove the children from their parent’s home.
According to the Daily Mail, the three daughters are aged 11, seven, and one, and the only boy is five, and belong to obese parents. The family lived in government housing for two years, called a “Big Brother” house, where they were the subject of government scrutiny. A social worker was present during all meals to monitor the family, and imposed a strict curfew as well as set of rules regarding their lifestyle.
Regarding the living situation, the mother complained, “It feels like even prisoners have more human rights than we do.” The father explained, “To have a social worker stand and watch you eat is intolerable.”
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Photo: Actor Norman Myers Chaney, who appeared in the Our Gang comedies as "Chubby" from 1929 to 1931.