Report: Swedish Army Castrates Heraldic Lion

The Swedish military removed the penis of a heraldic lion depicted on the Nordic Battlegroup's coat of arms after female soldiers filed a complaint with the European Court of Justice, the Local reported.

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But, not everyone supports the decision.

"A heraldic lion is a powerful and stately figure with its genitalia intact and I cannot approve an edited image," said Vladimir A. Sagerlund, the artist who designed the insignia.

The Nordic Battlegroup is one of 18 such military groups in the European Union, according to the Local.