Proposed Italian Law Would Send Parents Of Vegan Kids To Jail
But if you feed your kids a steady dose of burgers, Skittles and Pepsi, you’re good to go.
According to Reuters, it’s not mobsters, criminals, rapists or the super-rich folk who are grinding the gears of one Italian politician these days. Instead, at the top of parliamentarian Elvira Savino’s shit list this summer is — you guessed it — vegan kids. Or more specifically, their asshole parents.
Savino has come up with a law that would “hold parents legally responsible for feeding their children on a diet devoid of elements essential for healthy and balanced growth,” which apparently includes those parents who “insist” their kids maintain a strict vegan diet.
And the proposed penalty for not allowing your kid to eat cow from time to time is no joke, as some parents could spend as many as four years behind bars if the law comes to pass.
“I have nothing against vegans or veganism as long as it is a free choice by adults,” Savino said. “I just find it absurd that some parents are allowed to impose their will on children in an almost fanatical, religious way, often without proper scientific knowledge or medical consultation.”
Well then. Good luck with that, and good luck getting reelected.
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