Here are some tips for raising healthy vegan kids.
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!”