by Christina Sarich, Underground Reporter:
Though millions of parents around the world don’t believe in feeding their children animal products from factory farms, which are fed genetically modified corn and soy, and are often full of antibiotics and artificial hormones, an Italian member of Parliament has penned a law that would jail parents for feeding their children a vegan diet.
Some would say that eating meat is almost barbaric given the degradation of our rainforests, the abhorrent ways animals are often treated when raised in factory-style agricultural farms, and even the recent insights by mainstream scientists that animals might be smarter than we think.
Despite these facts, Elvira Savino of the conservative Forza party believes that parents who feed their children a plant-based diet should be imprisoned.
Savino’s draft bill argues that a vegan diet is “devoid of essential elements for [children’s] healthy and balanced growth.”
While it does take mindful parents to make sure that a child eating a vegan diet consumes all the proper nutrients, Savino’s law — which would jail a parent for up to four years if a child develops a medical problem that could be linked to eating a vegan diet — certainly ignores the plethora of health issues children face around the year they regularly eat meat, highly processed foods, and genetically modified organisms.
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