EDIT: OUCH! The uneditable typo-in-the-thread-title strikes again!
(edited by MoeGates on 10.3.03 1320) It seems that I am - in no particular order - Zack Morris, John Adams, a Siren, Janeane Garofalo, Cheer Bear, Aphrodite, a Chihuahua, Data, Cletus the Slack Jawed Yokel, Amy-Wynn Pastor, Hydrogen, Bjork, Spider-Man, Boston, and a Chaotic Good Elvin Bard-Mage.
Veganism is actually horribly unhealthy in an adult - and I think you can see how disasterous it is in an infant. This is criminal neglect at the very least, and I'd call it a hell of a lot worse than that.
"It's like you lost your keys in the garage, but you look for them in the living room because the light is better." -Bill Maher, on the impending war in Iraq
Didn't those CRAZY Vegans get the snappy and catchy Food Pyramid nursery rhyme recited to them at an early age like the majority of Canadians get now? I mean, you need EVERYTHING to grow up and be healthy and strong like Batman. EVERYTHING. Not just veggies. Not just meat. Some of both, it's a tasty treat.
Geez, makes you wonder how Vegans survive...
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Originally posted by Freeway420Didn't those CRAZY Vegans get the snappy and catchy Food Pyramid nursery rhyme recited to them at an early age like the majority of Canadians get now? I mean, you need EVERYTHING to grow up and be healthy and strong like Batman. EVERYTHING. Not just veggies. Not just meat. Some of both, it's a tasty treat.
Geez, makes you wonder how Vegans survive...
I'm not a Vegan, but I had never heard that either...and now it's going to be stuck in my head for the next two weeks....thanks....
As for our "hiipy" friends, this is just wrong. Do what you want to yourself, but by what definition of the word did they think their child looked healthy??? A little common sense could have gone a long way here...although naming your child Ice indicates a severe shortage of that.
btw...when I read the thread title all I could hear was Cartman's voice
I'm no nutritionist, nor am I a vegetarian. I have no idea whether there could be such a thing as a vegan diet for a newborn that would be nutritionally sound. But I do know, beyond doubt, that what was described in this article was NOT the result of well-meaning people who foolishly followed a vegan diet. What is described in this article is NEGLECT, being passed off as the result of being vegan either because the neglectful parents are looking for an excuse or because someone wants to make vegans look bad. (Maybe some of both.) As I said, I don't know if it's true that there are some negative health consequences to feeding a child a vegan diet, but I know for damn sure that anyone who cared about a kid and was legitimately trying to care for the kid, even under the constraints of a vegan diet, would have the kid in a much better state than that.
By all means, these people should rot in jail...but tarring all vegans with that brush just isn't right.
And I would think that any sensible vegan would breat-feed, on the grounds that this was a free choice being made by the mother. As I understand it, the vegan objection to dairy products is mostly that they believe that farming is inherently a cruel life for animals. (i'm not sure where they think all those animals would live if we shut down all the farms, but that's another story.)
Lots and lots of kids are being brought up vegan. Pointing at one isolated case and saying, "see? A Vegan diet is BAD for kids!" is just silly. These people, yes, are huge idiots who didn't bother to make sure that their kid was taking in enough protein -- but it's hardly indicative of a proper vegan diet.
Calvin -- yes, vegans breast feed their kids. This page (vrg.org) has more information if you're really interested.
--K, not a vegetarian, not a hippie. Nevertheless.
I only saw CHUD 2: Bud the CHUD, and it might have been the worst movie ever. Was CHUD 1 better or worse?
"Freedom Fries? Fuckin' FREEDOM FRIES??? OK, I have a question--is the War on Terrorism over? Because I sure as hell want to know that ALL THE TERRORISTS IN THE WORLD HAVE BEEN CAPTURED before legislators actually take the time to rename their GODDAMN CAFETERIA FOOD! Listen: They're called French Fries, they're greasy, and they taste good with mayonnaise! FUCKIN' DEAL WITH IT!!!
I have to admit, I have been dying to post this here to see what people thought, but it never ssemed relevant. But its something that I produced that I am pretty proud of, and indirectly deals with the thread... wotp.mp3 (1.1 MB)