Young Florida woman arrested for child neglect for refusing cow’s milk formula for her dehydrated baby, so vegan diet gets blamed for the situation. Yikes! The shady bogus arguments used against vegan diets…
Here’s Perez’s coverage of this story:
Several other online knee-jerk vegan-bashers ran with the story as well with titles like: Vegan Mom Arrested, Has Sick Baby Taken Away; Is Veganism Child Abuse?…Vegan Mom Arrested for Infant Neglect, and here’s a great one: Vegan Idiot Goes To Jail For Being A Idiot (sic) – Wonkette.
So much fire-breathing outrage, insisting veganism is a Death Sentence for babies, despite thousands of perfectly healthy vegan children out there, some examples here: http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/realveganchildren
This mother was obviously ignorant of how much fluids her baby needed and needed education from a proper pediatrician, not this tyrannical anti-
vegan crusader she seems to have been going to, who evidently scared her away from getting further treatment from those she thought would force cow’s milk into her baby.
The American Dietetic Association approves of well-planned vegan diets for all stages of life including pregnancy and for infants: http://www.eatright.org/About/Content.aspx?id=8357. And many parents have dealt with dehydration in their babies… so it’s not a vegan misdeed when this happens.
The sorts of stories people latch onto to “debunk” vegan diets are always sorely lacking in substance and truth, as would be expected, but the masses, so eager to justify their extremely cruel diets, are all too willing to believe absolute nonsense such as the Sarah Markham case. You have to wonder what makes people suddenly so prone to swallowing such rubbish in volumes that would otherwise repel them, whenever it comes to the issue of vegan diets. Well, I say we wonder, but we know why.