20 Nov '11, 3am

No More Nude Hiking In The Swiss Alps! | Care2 Causes

No More Nude Hiking In The Swiss Alps! | Care2 Causes

Hikers crossing the Alps in the nude may get more than just a chill after Switzerland’s top court ruled they may be fined, validating a conservative region’s bid to quash the practice. On Thursday, November 17, a court rejected the appeal of a man slapped with a 100 Swiss franc ($109) fine. The man had walked naked past a family with small children at a picnic area and a Christian rehabilitation center for drug addicts one Sunday afternoon in the eastern canton (state) of Appenzell Ausserrhoden. Only A Marginal Infringement On Personal Freedom Judges said the eastern canton (region) of Appenzell had been entitled to uphold a law on public decency. They said the ban on naked hiking was only a marginal infringement on personal freedom. From the BBC : The BBC’s Imogen Foulkes in Geneva says naked hiking is an increasingly popular pastime in Switzerland. However, Appenzell is ...

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