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Vegan parents jailed for baby's death by malnutrition

This is a stupid way to die. It even says on many brands of soy milk that it cannot replace baby formula. Now vegan parents are going to be labelled cruel parents.

Date: 2007-05-09 03:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] culpster.livejournal.com
Gad, the article certainly doesn't help with the stigma thing...Vegan Parents Bad! (as opposed to: Some Vegans Stupid!)

Date: 2007-05-09 03:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frandroid.livejournal.com
To be fair, as I saw on Google News, many of the newspapers who reprinted this story removed the last paragraph (The Star for example).

Date: 2007-05-09 06:42 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
The pyramid strikes again.

Date: 2007-05-10 01:03 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
The journalistic inverted pyramid - if you want to be sure it stays in the story, put it way up top.

It's Jonathan btw I forgot to log in.

Date: 2007-05-10 01:55 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] konami.livejournal.com
What's wrong with using your own dairy products? XD

Date: 2007-05-10 01:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frandroid.livejournal.com
Many women can't lactate properly. I hope that's why she wasn't breastfeeding.

Date: 2007-05-10 01:59 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] konami.livejournal.com
Yeh I'd hope so too but it seems to me this couple was just stupid.

Date: 2007-05-10 04:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gordonzola.livejournal.com
I saw this earlier and was thinking about mocking it. But then I read it and these folks are so obviously outliers, and the story so sad, that I couldn't.

but a big WTF to this sentence: Defense lawyers said the first-time parents did the best they could while adhering to the lifestyle of vegans. Is that the stupidest argument ever? Makes me actually want to read the transcript to see if they actually did it or if it was just bad reporting. Clearly I have nothing invested in veganism, but even I know it's a statement containing absolutely no truth.

Date: 2007-05-10 05:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frandroid.livejournal.com
I guess they couldn't afford a good lawyer. :P

Date: 2007-05-12 06:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] digitalchicana.livejournal.com
just seeing this. geez, that's crazy awful.

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