A California legislator named Sally Lieber wants to ban spanking (or slapping or otherwise hitting) children three or under. The San Jose Mercury News interviews a legislator, a professor and a parenting teacher/mom who are dubious about the idea.
But Lieber is optimistic that lawmakers will find her proposal hard to resist. For the record, she does not have children and says she was not slapped as a child. But she does have a cat named Snoop, which her veterinarian told her never to hit.
“And if you never hit a cat,” Lieber said, “you should never hit a kid.”
Yet there is no law in California against cat slapping.