A couple was planning to start a new life in a new country but was told by the government of New Zealand that she and her husband may have to look elsewhere for a place to live, because she is too fat to be allowed into the country. [singlepic id=591 w=320 h=240 float=right]
The couple were informed that New Zealand bars overweight people because of the potential burden they pose to the national health care system.
According to New Zealand Robyn Toomath, spokesman of “Fight the Obesity Epidemic” a New Zealand organization dealing with the problems posed by overweight people:
“The immigration department can’t afford to import people who are going to be a significant drain on our health resources.
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What do you think of New Zealand’s actions? Are they too harsh and restrict the freedoms of people? or does it send a good message that being overweight is unhealthy and a burden on other people?