An 11 month old baby in France has died of malnourishment after being strictly breastfed by it’s vegan mother. The breast milk was lacking in vitamins B12 and vitamin A, which are mainly bioavailable in animal products.
Both parents have been convicted to serve five years in prison for neglect.
This is even worse than the time that 12 year old vegan girl from Scotland end up with rickets and the bones of an 80 year old due to a deficiency in vitamin D.
Vegans, please let this be a wake up call. If you’re concerned about animal cruelty in factory farms, buy meat and eggs from your local farmers. People who say there’s no such thing as ethical meat need to understand that there is a vast difference between a life lived on a farm and a life lived in a factory. If an animal lived a happy life up until it was killed, where is the fucking problem? Do you think that animal would have lived forever? Do you not think they would have been killed by some other animal for food if they had lived in the wild?
There is nothing wrong with assuming your position in the food chain and eating an animal if your health or life depends on it. A lot of supplements are not bioavalable, meaning the body doesn’t properly absorb them, and you should be getting most your nutrition from natural sources.
How many more babies need to die before you realize that your diet is not adequate?
“Well-planned vegan and other types of vegetarian diets are appropriate for all stages of the life-cycle including during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence.” - American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada
An expanded article.
This case, which happened back in 2011, was found to have centered specifically around parents who did not seek professional treatment for their child who was suffering from pneumonia, but instead chose to try and treat the child with alternative forms of medicine from a book they read, specifically they “treated her with cabbage and clay compressions.”
As for B12, my little genius nutritionists, it comes from bacteria. Found on the goddamn ground. Which would be eaten on the fruits and vegetables we pick and eat, and would even be in the water we drink, if we weren’t so obsessed with sanitizing everything so much that it kills even the good bacteria. Not only that, but it’s us who create B12 to begin with. In our intestines. Which we then absorb (source: 1999, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Elaine Nicpon Marieb). Not to mention, cooking actually destroys B12. It’s also found in fortified foods which includes everything from cereals and pastas, to plant based milks.
If you think blatant cruelty doesn’t exist on so-called “grass-fed” family farms, you are sorely out of touch. I grew up on family owned, small farms, and I can tell you with certainty that horrendous abuses occur there as a matter of standard practice. Others can tell you about similar experiences. And those “grass fed” farms still aren’t sustainable. (And “grass fed” and other feel good consumer terms are in quotes because these terms have little to no meaning in the industry, and come with even less, if any, regulation. They’re there to make you feel better and pay more.)
The problem is the commodification, exploitation, abuse, and killing of others for unnecessary reasons. The problem is the environmental destruction and exorbitant abuse and use of resources that surpasses almost any other industry in the world. The problem is the exploitation of people and their lands, which takes their food, clean water, and homes, just to feed the animals you eat. The problem is absolutely abhorrent conditions that the people who work in this industry endure. The problem is the wide-ranging negative effects of animal agriculture, which not only abuses and kills farmed animals, but is the cause of death for wildlife both directly and through displacement, including endangered wildlife, and is also the cause of some very serious problems for people as well, most directly, people who are poor, underprivileged, and railroaded by the animal agriculture industry, which makes its own laws - this one in particular meant to stop any further reforms towards how animals are farmed.
Yes there are people who do not eat well rounded diets, and that goes for vegans and non-vegans. The majority of supplements and vitamins are taken by non-vegans. The failure of some people to eat an adequately varied diet is not a failure of the vegan lifestyle. Unless of course we get to blame the failure of non-vegans’ ability to eat an adequate diet on the non-vegan diet.
The application of a tiny amount of common sense and a moderate amount of research would prevent idiotic fucking posts like this one.
Rubbish!!!! The child would be alive if they were fed bacon. That’s how you treat pneumonia. The nitrates in the bacon clog up the sdfgh74bdf glands as well as the sdng879y32 arteries and leaves the disease in a state of lethargy thus making it impotent in its powers. Its just science. Just ask any Dr. Atkins pre-approved nutritionist or doctor.
Little known fact: cure for diarreah…….hot dogs. Keep that under your hat. The vegan establishment doesn’t want you to know about it. Try it for yourself. Eat like 20 of them. Not only will your diarreah stop, but I can assure you that you won’t have to worry about anything coming out your sphincter for a while.