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Post by phildidge on Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:03 pm

Parents who fed their toddler a strict vegan diet have avoided jail after the child became so malnourished her bones fractured and teeth fell out.

The mother, 33, and father, 35, pleaded guilty in 2018 to failing to provide for their child and were sentenced on Thursday to 300 hours of community service in Australia.

Their three children were taken away from them after Sydney police found their 20-month-old daughter, who had also not been vaccinated, suffering from rickets and a preventable bone disease as a result of her diet in March 2018.

Judge Sarah Huggett condemned the couple’s “reckless failure to provide the necessities of life”, and said: “This was not an isolated act or a momentary decision that caused danger to the child.

“The child was seriously underweight, underdeveloped and undernourished. That would have taken time to occur.”

Court documents revealed the girl, now three years old, was fed a diet of oats, potatoes, rice, tofu, bread, peanut butter and rice milk, with small snacks of fruit and vegetables, local media reported.

The girl was taken into care in March 2018 after she suffered a fit and her lips turned blue, causing her mother to call the emergency services.

Aged 19 months, she weighed less than 5kg, suffered impaired motor skills and looked just three months old, the court previously heard. Her parents had never taken her to a doctor.


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/vegan-baby-malnourished-diet-australia-nsw-unvaccinated-bone-disease-rickets-a9074081.html

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Post by 'Wolfie on Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:17 am

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There has been some public backlash down here since that pathetically weak "sentencing"...

Some people reckon those parents should be doing jail time --  after all, it wasn't their first time before the courts.. (I haven't spent much time reading those complaints -- simply seeing that they are there, in passing..).

Also the question of why their children weren't already in foster care, after their first run-ins with the authorities.

The parents have also been described as mentally impaired/deficient in other news reports, as well as being obviously stupid..

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Post by eddie on Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:37 pm

Some people are just too dumb to have children.

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