Monday, June 9, 2008

Child Endangerment through Forced Vegan Diet

Parents of ill vegan girl may face police
Mark Macaskill

A 12-YEAR-OLD girl in Scotland brought up by her parents on a strict vegan diet has been admitted to hospital with a degenerative bone condition said to have left her with the spine of an 80-year-old woman.

Doctors are under pressure to report the couple to police and social workers amid concerns that her health and welfare may have been neglected in pursuit of their dietary beliefs.

The girl, who has been fed on a strict meat and dairy-free diet from birth, is said to have a severe form of rickets and to have suffered a number of fractured bones. Read More

Eating a balanced diet that includes meat and dairy products is essential for proper growth and development, especially in young children. These parents have endangered their own child’s life in order to “save” animals. Never should a parent put the life of an animal over that of their own children. I bet Oprah won't mention this during her publicity stunt.

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