More and more people are going vegan in order to become healthier. This is great for them but the problem is that many of them want to implement that vegan diet to their children too. A vegan diet is not suited for kids because they need to consume meat in order for their systems to develop properly.
Italian Lawmakers proposed a law for the parents who implement a vegan diet to their children to go to jail after several similar cases happened this August.
A woman from Pennsylvania is now facing charges for the same reason, implementing a vegan diet to her 11-months-old. The mother is believed to have given her child only fruits and nuts.
The mother, Elizabeth Hawk, has become obsessed with the vegan diet. She was charged with child endangerment after the estranged husband observed a rash on their son’s skin. The kid also has delayed motor skills which prevented him from walking and even crawling sometimes.
Jerry Hawk, the father, was the one who got the kid at the Fayette Country Children and Youth Service. He mentioned that his ex-wife developed an obsession with this diet and prohibited their son from eating anything but nuts and fruits.
The mother who is 33 often imposed the vegan diet to her family. Despite this, when she was asked about the rash that her boy developed she just said that the boy had allergies. She mentioned that the diet was not the problem.
Doctors came to contradict her when they examined the kid and found that he has development delays and the vegan diet that the mother imposed him caused physical deterioration to the young kid. The court records also say that the physician who examined the kid mentioned that the fact that the mother did not treat her son’s rash was inhumane and it could have led to much more problems. If the boy was not treated soon he could have developed septic shock.
The mother was charged with child endangerment and for not treating the boy’s rash earlier. The boy lives with his father, Jerry Hawk, and he is out of danger and developing normally.
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