A vegan couple have been arrested after police and family services found that a vegan couple’s baby was near death and suffering from malnutrition.
Their doctor had recommended an organic formula and the baby was thriving and gaining weight. Then, the Titusville, Florida couple decided to switch to a potato based mash. From there the baby started going downhill. If that wasn’t bad enough, the parents knew their baby was doing poorly and they still decided to force their ideology onto a baby, whose needs are greater than an adult.
The couple are now facing charges of child endangerment.
According to investigators, the baby only weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces, which was just one pound more than his weight at birth.
Additionally, the baby’s ribs were visible and his eyes were sunken.
“I’ve never seen a child to this level, this close to possible death,” Watson said.
The infant was dehydrated, sleepy, and had erratic temperatures.
It’s absolutely horrifying that the couple would make their baby suffer, but it somehow gets worse when you find out that the couple was completely aware of the baby’s suffering.
Titusville Police said that the sickening couple knew about the baby’s declining health and bad condition, but they chose to continue feeding the baby their home-made vegan mash.
This situation seems like the tragic consequence of crazy parents forcing their ideology onto their children instead of letting their child thrive in a natural environment.
Parents with radical ideas who want to live by those restrictions is their own business, butwhen it is forced on a helpless baby, it’s a whole new ballgame.