Being on a vegan diet sounds like a miserable experience. Meat is delicious. Upper body strength comes in handy. And vegans who want you to shut the hell up whenever you talk about bacon can go to hell. However, if you choose the vegan life as an adult, who am I to judge? Except it’s fun to do so. Especially while I’m eating a cheeseburger. Where your lifestyle choice becomes a problem is when you force it on your children (see Vegan Parents Arrested After Child Suffers from Debilitating Malnourishment and Vegans Take Twice as Many Sick Days as Meat-Eaters). Something that Belgian doctors want to see you prosecuted for.
The opinion said it was unethical to subject children to the diet because it didn’t include animal proteins and vital amino acids which can help growth and prevent health problems.
The vegan diet could only be made safe for growing children if complemented with medical supervision, regular blood tests and vitamin supplements, which most parents were not qualified to provide.
“It is unsuitable for unborn children, children, teenagers and pregnant and lactating women.”
Cory Booker notwithstanding.
It’s really simple. Whatever unhealthy decisions you want to make for your own life, you are welcome to do so. You’re free to ignore any study or research not written by a fellow sickly vegan. Okay? Okay. But if you starved your kids, they’d be taken from you. If you physically abused them, they’d be taken from you. If you’re physically abusing your kids via starving their bodies of critical nutrition available mainly through animal proteins because you’re a hippy-dippy moron who never questions the ethics of veganism, just assuming all MEAT EATERS BAD, you might need your kids taken from you.
Your diet choices are your diet choices. But you cannot deprive your children of what their bodies need because of your diet choices for whatever dumbass reason you have. Seems simple enough, no?