May 24, 2013

"No matter how many times they want to say, We’re vegans, we’re vegetarians,' that’s not the issue in this case."

"The child died because he was not fed. Period."

Said prosecutor Chuck Boring.

(This case goes back to 2007, but is the topic of a big discussion today at Reddit, in which many people are wondering if a vegan might conceive of breastfeeding as wrong.)

28 comments:

TerriW said...

Vegans who won't breastfeed because it's an animal product? Well, I suppose that shows utmost commitment to a cause. And deep, profound stupidity.

dbp said...

"“I loved my son — and I did not starve him,” she said."

Yet he died of starvation under her "care". Unexpectedly!

SteveR said...

This is actually a really clear example of how ignoring the plain reality of human history is perilous. Among other things...

acm said...

What on earth? Isn't breastfeeding a vegan lifestyle ideal? There was an obnoxious vegan on a mommy board I read when my kids were babies and she was all about the damn breastfeeding, and how "cow's milk is for baby cows".

edutcher said...

3 1/2 pounds and they didn't think anything was wrong?

Those two should fry just for stupidity.

"I loved my son".

So did Magda Goebbels - as she poisoned him and his 5 sisters because she couldn't bear the idea of them growing up in a world without their Uncle Adolf.

Titus said...

My hot Indian UK husband is a vegetarian.

We fight constantly about finding the right restaurant.

We generally settle on Panera which is quite depressing.

It's hard being married to a vegetarian.

He won't even touch the rare clumber's dog food.

tits and thanks.

Titus said...

An example of him not touching the rare clumber's food is that I am going home to Wisconsin and instead of him taking care of him he had to go to doggy boarding (crate free and teles) but it costs 680.00.

tits and thanks.

CEO-MMP said...

Poor little Crown Shakur.

Fed soy and apple juice.

Babies can't digest soy.

Kid was born in the bathtub at home. Lost half his bodyweight or so during his short life.

And they didn't think anything was wrong.


Nomennovum said...

Of course they wanted the baby to die. This was just late-term abortion by another means. It takes a little longer, but it's safer for mom.

KenK said...

Sad for the infant, but it's just as well that people like this don't successfully reproduce.

YoungHegelian said...

Did you ever notice that while there have been many cultures in human history that are vegetarian (e.g. Hindus & Buddhist), there are none that are vegan?

You know why? Because when you feed infants a vegan diet they die.

There was a dietician in the NYT who pointed that out in a column recently & was, of course, pilloried by the vegan community.

Methadras said...

Leftists ideology strikes again and kills 6 weeks ex-utero, nothing to see here, just a really late term abortion by god.

heyboom said...

Actually, hospitals give babies as early as a day old soy milk when they can't tolerate regular formula and to help with colic.

Big Mike said...

Many years ago I read an article about a study demonstrating that without animal fats in our diet we lose brain cells. I regarded it at the time as just so much junk science, but something like this makes me wonder.

CEO-MMP said...

heyboom said...

Actually, hospitals give babies as early as a day old soy milk when they can't tolerate regular formula and to help with colic."

I'm pretty sure you mean soy formula, not soy milk. Soy milk doesn't contain the nutrients babies need. Soy formula has been amended and balanced.

zregime said...

Let's face it people -- The Kultur has evolved to the point where terrorists are fed for free by the gubment and babies are killed (for free) by that same gubment. Oh, and I'm now on an IRS datamined list for making this post. Are we not men? We are Devo.

Kelly said...

Poor baby, he must have been so miserable before his death. He probably got to the point where he didn't have the energy to cry and just suffered in silence.

Why didn't the mother breastfeed? I wonder if her vegan lifestyle prevented her from producing milk?

glenn said...

Well there is a silver lining to this cloud. Idiots like this are limited to one generation.

cubanbob said...

So did Magda Goebbels - as she poisoned him and his 5 sisters because she couldn't bear the idea of them growing up in a world without their Uncle Adolf."

Ed somewhere in their is a cosmic joke. Her eldest son from a previous marriage-an heir to the BMW fortune-had a daughter who married a Jew.

These idiots who starved their child to death prove that humans are the dumbest creatures on the planet. No other creature sees what it wants to see and hears only what it wants to hear. Only humans are capable of such willful blindness. They chose to believe what they wanted to see and not their lying eyes.

Jeff said...

When the judge told the defendants they could ask for a new trial, Thomas hung his head low.

“I’m dying every day in there,” he said, “and that could take three years.”

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Dude, your son actually DID die every day in there. And it only took 6 weeks.

Nini said...

TerriW said...
Vegans who won't breastfeed because it's an animal product? Well, I suppose that shows utmost commitment to a cause. And deep, profound stupidity.


Vegans do breastfeed their babies. I agree the couple acted irrationally.

However, as the prosecutors emphasized, they underfed their baby. Meat eater parents can be stupid too.

Rich Hill said...

Darwin. That is all.

MrsBurns said...

Breastmilk quality depends on the mom's diet. A diet w/o meat products will not develop an essential fatty acid profile that promotes growth and health. They are called "essential" because they are absolutely required and our bodies don't make them; we get them from our food.

Soy formula is not "balanced". It has the estrogen equivalent of 2-3 birth control pills in a serving for an infant.

I would argue that if the mom has been vegan for a long period of time, she's lost enough brain cells and/or the ability to manufacture serotonin that she doesn't make rational decisions based on fact. Vegans as obnoxious because they've lost their ability be "happy" via Vit B6/12 deficiencies that permanently damage the brain.

Ideas have consequences.

Charles said...

There's a clear guilty party here:

McDonalds

DEEBEE said...

Vegans ought to be able to act on that belief, if they choose to. And If they do evolutionary pressures will take care of the rest

jeff said...

How is that evolutionary to starve a baby that is vastly unlikely to inherent vegan ism? Unless your poorly written point was to allow vegans to starve themselves to death, not their babies.

JimW said...

Doesn't naming a child Crown Shakur count as child abuse in its own right?

Nichevo said...

3:27 Black I suppose? OTOH, veganism is SWPL. Trying so hard not to read the links. I suppose we have no power to mete out deaths to these vermin as foul and cruel as they meted out to their own child.

Doesn't mean it shouldn't be tried. Let them not eat till their new trials are done. No, that's not nice. They can have stones. Three stones a day.