In war zones across the world, child soldiers are forced to carry heavy weapons that are designed for adults – causing them chronic back pain, headaches and serious joint problems. Thanks to lobbying by The Druid’s Loom, the British arms industry will soon be required to offer a choice of child-friendly weapons.
The government has agreed to tackle the problem on two fronts. Firstly, manufacturers will be compelled to provide a range of fun-to-use dinky weapons that are reduced in size and weight. Secondly, a raft of seductive tax concessions will encourage the arms trade to adopt our ethical ‘smiley face’ logo.
Julian Shyster, CEO of Ballistic and Shyster, told The Druid’s Loom: