Tuesday, May 09, 2006

So I had never thought of this til I read an article on the BBC news site. Who makes gallows? I had always firgured it was a simple matter to be done locally.
Apparently, there's a man in Britain though that exports gallows. After all, he can't make them for domestic use since Britain has no death penalty.
Even worse, he is exporting the gallows to countries with bad human rights records like Zimbabwe. This summer his business will come to a halt as a new trade regulation will come into effect banning the export of gallows. How big of an industry is that the EU has taken notice to ban it? You wouldn't think too many people would be doing something like that.

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