Category Archive: Atlanta
Here are all the SuperVegan blog posts categorized under Atlanta.
Yesterday an Atlanta court convicted a vegan couple of the murder-by-malnourishment of their 6-week-old baby. Apparently Jade Sanders and Lamont Thomas were feeding their son a diet of soy milk (not formula) and apple juice; there’s no explanation as to why Sanders was not breastfeeding the newborn, who weighed 3 1/2 pounds when he died. Both parents will be serving life sentences.
This comes only three weeks after an Arizona woman was found guilty of starving her children on a diet of ground carrots. These people are ignorant, dangerous, and they contribute to the “crazy vegan” stereotype. But I do take a bit of solace in the words of prosecutor Mike Carlson in the Atlanta case: “They’re not vegans. They’re baby killers!”
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently published an interview with Atlanta Hawks guard Salim Stoudamire, all about his veganism.
In the macho world of pro-basketball this seems like a pretty big deal, and it’s a brave move on his part: “I finally reached a point where I just didn’t care what other people thought, and I didn’t have a problem with eating alone.” While Stoudamire doesn’t “think you should eat something that had a mother,” he seems glad that the NBA returned to using a leather ball. Hopefully Salim will extend his respect for “things” that had mothers beyond food!