Parents who force vegan diets on their kids face jail time

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"Elvira Savino, of the Forza Italia party, has proposed legislation under which parents who provide their children with an ‘inadequate’ diet face up to four years in prison. Ms Savino writes that vegan diets leave children potentially lacking in iron, zinc and B12, which can lead to neurological problems and anaemia, reports Repubblica.

The proposed legislation, nicknamed the ‘Savino Law’, follows a number of high-profile cases in which children malnourished on account of a poorly-constructed vegan diet imposed on them by their parents have been removed from their care.

‘For some years the belief has been spreading in Italy that a vegetarian diet, even in the rigid form of a vegan diet, results in significant health benefits,’ writes Ms Savino.

‘There is no objection if the person making this choice is an informed adult. A problem arises when children are involved.’

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So should parents who force they're child to eat meat then!
 

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At this point why doesn't the government raise the children for them? They are interfering in every other aspect of family life, they may as well just do it themselves
 
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So should parents who force they're child to eat meat then!
If they force their child to eat solely meat with no additional foods, I would agree. Though it's worth noting that a meat diet is less damaging than a vegan diet, as effectively all the vitamins and such you can get from veggies can also be found in meat, whereas skipping meat entirely means you miss out on a few key things that are accepted as being healthy.
 

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No one has the right to tell you what you can or cannot feed your children.
 
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