End times headlinesItaly proposes to jail vegans who impose diet on...

Italy proposes to jail vegans who impose diet on children

-

- Advertisment -spot_img

Parents who restrict their children to a vegan diet could face a jail term if a controversial bill is passed by the Italian parliament.

Such parents, the draft bill claims, are imposing a diet “devoid of essential elements for [children’s] healthy and balanced growth”.

It has been proposed by Elvira Savino of the centre-right Forza Italia party.

It follows a number of high-profile Italian cases where malnourished children have been taken into care.

In four cases over the last 18 months, malnourished children were hospitalised in Italy after being fed a vegan diet.

However, dieticians such as the American Dietetic Association say vegan diets are suitable for children but advise that care needs to be taken to ensure children are receiving the full range of required nutrients – in particular vitamin B12.

Doctors speculated in some cases that the guardians of the hospitalised children may not have understood how to supplement a vegan diet to make it safe for children.

A vegan diet eliminates anything which originates from animals:

  • No meat, fish, animal fats or gelatine
  • No dairy products such as cow’s milk, cheese, butter, yogurt, goat’s or sheep’s milk
  • No eggs, nor foods containing eggs, such as most Quorn products
  • No honey

Ms Savino’s proposed bill will be discussed by parliamentary committees before going to the chamber for debate – probably later this year, reports Reuters news agency.

Meanwhile, three rival bills are on the table – all aiming to make vegan and vegetarian options more commonplace in Italian canteens. BBC

Bible Study
Join us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter by clicking on the icons to get more updates. Have a question? Join our Forums and lets discuss. Consider sharing this article. It's that simple to spread the gospel. God bless you.

LEAVE A REPLY

Latest news

In times like these, we need a savior

In times like these, we need a savior. We live in a world where speaking the truth will put...

Ellen White: The Final Movements WILL Be Rapid Ones

The United States Will Pass a Sunday Law Soon When our nation shall so abjure the principles of its...

No One Can Enter The Kingdom Of Heaven Except Through The Catholic Church — Says Vatican

“Daniel  7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of...

Chinese House Church Members Arrested for Listening to Foreign Pastor’s Audio Sermons

(Bitter Winter) — On June 19, over a dozen members of Fule Church, a place of worship that is...
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_img

Brunei has made celebrating Christmas a criminal offence

Anyone found illegally celebrating Christmas in Brunei could face up to five years in prison, according to a reported...

Pope is right now working hand in hand with Islam to create one world religion

Bible prophecy fulfilling right before our eyes! Galatians 4:16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you...

Must read

In times like these, we need a savior

In times like these, we need a savior. We...

Ellen White: The Final Movements WILL Be Rapid Ones

The United States Will Pass a Sunday Law Soon...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you