Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Vegan Couple Jailed For Starving Their Baby On Diet Of Soy Milk And Apple Juice

I'm welcoming the scorn of vegans again, but this story cannot be ignored. I may even have one threaten to sue me for challenging their diet. But this is whacked!

Did you see this Associated Press story about the vegan couple who was sent to prison for literally starving their newborn baby to death? Oh my goodness, this is so heartbreaking and further exemplifies why veganism is downright dangerous as a dietary approach.

Confirming the study that found vegans are brainless, Lamont Thomas and Jade Sanders were given mandatory life prison sentences for failing to provide ample nutrition to their precious little one named Crown Shakur.

After being fed a high-carb, low-fat diet with no animal products--mostly soy milk and apple juice--in the six short weeks of his life, Crown passed away due to starvation after shrinking down to 3 1/2 pounds prior to death.

This happened three years ago, but a judge found the couple guilty of malice murder, felony murder, involuntary manslaughter and cruelty to children earlier this month. Although their attorney said the vegan parents had no idea their extreme lifestyle choice was killing their baby until just before he died, the jury was convinced they were guilty of nutritional neglect.

Prosecuting attorney Chuck Boring said the parents made bad choices.

"The child died because he was not fed. Period," he said.

Despite the ruling, Sanders remained in denial to the end.

"I loved my son—and I did not starve him," she said.

Vegans are an interesting breed of human being that claim to be eating the "perfect" diet that is most sensitive to the welfare of animals. But what are they doing to the people--and BABIES--who are eating this way?

While vegans want to be convinced the Atkins diet is healthy, I think it's high time we turn that question around. It's hard to believe vegans are envious of low-carb and they'll never admit it in public, but they are. They KNOW we are eating healthy and they are not.

These people are evil to the core as I shared in this recent podcast which instigated a hateful reaction to have my head on a platter wanting to have my show discontinued. It didn't happen because these people are a few fries short of a Happy Meal.

It gives me no pleasure to see life being destroyed because of veganism, but we need to look at the obvious. This diet killed Crown and robbed him of the opportunity to enjoy a long and healthy life. Remember that the next time a vegan starts spouting off how his diet is saving the planet while keeping him healthy. You'll know the truth!

Is it any wonder this vegan is a member of the Communist Party? Coincidence? I think not!

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Blogger Science4u1959 said...

This is certainly not the first time that a vegan couple was jailed for killing their child through vegan-inspired dietary delusions. And most sadly it likely will not be the last time, too. No amount of facts can change their minds - that has been proven time and time again, and this story proves it again: at the expense of the life of a innocent child.

The Moorhead case in NZ was a good example. Both parents were convicted. The Adressohn case from Miami, FL, was another, where several children were involved and already suffering from rickets, stunted growth and underweight. One infant child died as a result of severe malnutrition from a diet consisting of no meats, and ultra-low-fat, "raw foods": uncooked organic fruits, vegetables and nuts. Both parents were convicted.


Vegetarianism is nothing more than a politically-correct form of child abuse. Many aspects of vegetarianism are extremely harmful, particularly to growing infants. An infant's nutrient needs are great but it has a small stomach. Nutrient-dense foods are essential. Most foods from vegetable sources are nutrient poor. Doctors have suggested that vegetarian fad diets should be classed as a form of child abuse.

Children, especially infants, need sufficient fat and proteins in the diet in order to properly develop the endocrine system and brain - and they especially need highly saturated (animal) fats. Period.

That's a hard, irrefutable scientific fact and no amount of vegan-rubbish and beliefs can change that. Mother's milk is not "by coincidence" up to 80% fat! When will people wake up???

Comparisons of the health and longevity of cultures with different dietary habits confirms that meat eaters can expect to live longer than vegetarians and don't need to visit their doctors as often as vegetarians. And, by the way, vegetarians have exactly the same risk of colon cancer as meat eaters.

A few scientific references detailing the (many) dangers of veganism:

Protein calorie deficiency from largely vegetarian diets is a significant cause of learning difficulty... Postgrad Med 1986; 80 (5): 225-8

[veganism]...has psychological consequences that also raise legitimate concerns about neurological development... Am J Clin Nutr 1989; 50: 818.

[veganism]... caused nutritional dwarfing... Semin Adolesc Med 1987; 3 (4): 255-66.

the development of clinical rickets... J Hum Nutr & Dietet 1989; 2: 105-16

and even a trend of increasing risk of tuberculosis as frequency of meat-eating declined. Lactovegetarians had an 8.5-fold risk of TB. Thorax 1995; 50: 175-80

Yeah... it's CLEARLY superior!

5/10/2007 12:55 AM  
Blogger Science4u1959 said...

As for the communist (I refuse to use a capital c here) party member, I think this quote from one of my favorite low-carbers is appropriate:

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. ~ Winston Churchill

5/10/2007 1:01 AM  
Blogger Science4u1959 said...


I read that article at and found, not to my surprise, that it isn't possible to react on it. The article, incidentally, completely and utterly misquotes and misrepresents the findings and conclusions of the entire, massive, China Study.

Anybody who is interested in an excellent rebuttal of this nonsense, see:

5/10/2007 1:26 AM  
Blogger Sparky's Girl said...

This is, by far, the saddest thing I've read in a long time. My heart breaks for what that baby endured.

5/10/2007 10:24 AM  
Blogger veggiedude said...

I'm willing to bet that 99.9% of cases similar to this is done by a meat eating couple, but the news never reports or describes people as 'meat eaters'. The couple, I seriously doubt are vegetarian, much less vegan, because when the story first appeared 2 years ago, it was reported they also gave the baby cod liver oil, and to the best of my knowledge, fish is not a vegetable. Keep in mind that the perfect food for a baby is the vegan diet - it should be drinking its mothers milk (not any other animals milk) and of course, no baby can eat meat. We are all born vegetarian.

5/10/2007 10:36 AM  
Blogger Science4u1959 said...

A baby DOES eat meat, veggiedude. The child receives the essential macronutrients from the meat while in the mother's womb. Or do you believe they microwave spinach there?

I don't know about the Cod Liver Oil, but I think it's safe to say that the diet was nutritionally deficient, won't you say? The baby died, after all!

You are right to state that the perfect food for a baby is mother's milk - but that wasn't the point. The point is that these people were grossly misled by vegan-orchestrated dietary delusions as well as outright lies and disinformation, and for whatever reason didn't feed the child properly. It's not unlikely that the mother didn't breastfeed because she wasn't capable of doing so - as a result of her self-inflicted dietary deficiencies.

As for everybody being born a vegan... please do some research before you spout off such nonsense. The REAL science (not PETA propaganda) is freely available and open to everybody who cares to take a look. Everybody is born with a digestive system that is still unused, developing and sensitive. That doesn't mean it's by definition vegan - it just means that it needs to develop.

Did you know that African mothers chew cooked liver before giving it to their infants as their first food, together with breast milk? This is because these people know that the child needs the macronutrients from the meat. These people are not "infected" with our politically correct but dangerous dietary delusions.

Any effort to ensure optimal nutrition of a baby must begin long before he or she is conceived. Even "primitive" cultures knew this. During the six months before conception and nine months of pregnancy it is vital to consume nutrient-dense foods - traditional foods include organ meats, fish heads, fish eggs, shell fish, insects and animal fats — all very rich in fat-soluble vitamins A and D as well as macro and trace minerals. Couples planning to have children should eat liberally of organic liver and other organ meats, fish eggs and other seafood, eggs and the best quality butter, cream and fermented milk products they can obtain for at least six months before conception. A daily cod liver oil supplement is also advised. Organic meats, vegetables, grains and legumes should round out the diet, with a special emphasis on the leafy green vegetables rich in folic acid, which is necessary for the prevention of birth defects like spinal bifida.

A good rule for pregnant women is liver once a week, at least two eggs per day and 1 teaspoon cod liver oil daily. A daily ration of "superfoods", such as evening primrose oil, bee pollen, mineral powder, wheat germ oil and acerola, will provide optimal amounts of nutrients for the unborn child. Liver cleaning bevarages like Beet kvass and kombucha are useful in preventing future morning sickness — as are foods rich in vitamin B6, such as raw fish and even raw meat.

All empty calories and harmful substances should be eliminated—sugar, white flour, hydrogenated and rancid vegetable oils, excess of polyunsaturated oils, tobacco, caffeine and alcohol.

The importance of breast-feeding the baby, especially during his first few months, cannot be overemphasized. Breast milk is perfectly designed for baby's physical and mental development. Breast-fed babies tend to be more robust, more intelligent and more free from allergies and other complaints, especially intestinal difficulties, than those on formula. Especially the "modern" soy-formulas are disastrous.

In addition, colostrum produced by the mammary glands during the first few days of a baby's life helps guard him against colds, flu, polio, staph infections and viruses.

It must be emphasized, however, that the quality of mother's milk depends greatly on her diet. Sufficient animal products will ensure proper amounts of vitamin B12, A and D as well as all-important minerals like zinc in her milk.

Lactating women should continue with a diet that emphasizes liver, eggs and cod liver oil. Whole milk products and stock made from bones will ensure that her baby receives adequate calcium.

A wise supplement for all babies—whether breast fed or bottle fed—is an egg yolk per day, beginning at four months. Egg yolk supplies adequate amounts of cholesterol needed for mental development as well as important sulphur-containing amino acids. Egg yolks from pasture-fed hens or hens raised on flax meal, fish meal or insects are also rich in the omega-3 long-chain fatty acids found in mother's milk but which may be lacking in cow's milk. These fatty acids are essential for the development of the brain. Parents who institute the practice of feeding egg yolk to baby will be rewarded with children who speak and take directions at an early age. The white, which contains difficult-to-digest proteins, should not be given before the age of one year. Small amounts of grated, raw organic liver may be added occasionally to the egg yolk after six months. This imitates the practice of African mothers who chew liver before giving it to their infants as their first food. Liver is rich in iron, the one mineral that tends to be low in mother's milk possibly because iron competes with zinc for absorption.

5/10/2007 1:36 PM  
Blogger Sparky's Girl said...

You are offically on my list of heros. :0)

5/10/2007 2:53 PM  
Blogger Matt! said...

A very sad story indeed. This family did not feed their child the nutrient-dense foods he needed to grow and thrive adequately. There are plenty of plant-based options available, it seems to be an issue of restriction beyond veganism or a serious, almost unimaginable lack of education. The American Dietetic Association has a Position Paper on Vegetarian Diets and also has a listing of nutrition professionals that you can contact for information. Is there any other info about the family available? A religious doctrine or an anti-medical establishment stance?

5/10/2007 4:46 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

I'm not privy to that information you are asking about, Matt, but it seems they were deeply entrenched in the vegan religion hook, line, and sinker! What a sad story indeed.

5/10/2007 4:59 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Yeah, I bet every single vegan thinks, "I can wait to have kids so I can kill them with my "radical" diet." This story is so sad and disgusting. These people aren't vegan. Vegans (and I would think non-vegans too) have respect for life in general. These people are clearly messed up. And if you think it's because of their "vegan religion," maybe you should research more about what vegan diet is about.

5/11/2007 1:36 AM  
Blogger Henriette said...

There are stupid meat-aters and stupid vegans and stupid vegetarians....there are stupid white people, stupid black people...stupid redheads, stupid blondes.... Everything is not black and white. Of course this couple acted very stupidly, but they are not representative of vegan lifestyle in general! What about other (meat-eating) parents who kill their kids in other ways? Or Jehova's witnesses who refuse surgery for their kids? Or
what about all the obese meat-eating kids who'll end up dying from diabetes...will their parents be charged as well?
Please stop hating vegetarians and vegans - after all, life expectancy for vegetarians is 7 years higher than for meat-eaters. And vegetarians have a higher IQ...I have nothing against meat-eaters but I get annoyed that you seem to think that we (vegetarian myself) prefer vegetables just to ANNOY you - we don't - perhaps we just like the taste better, don't feel good about killing animals or find that our bodies function better without meat....Our choice does not necessarily mean that we disapprove of your choice! Perhaps we truly do not care? Could you do the same for us? If you are happy eating meat, go ahead! It is a win-win situation - more vegetables for me, more meat for you!

5/11/2007 5:17 AM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

Henriette, perhaps you could share your reasoned response with many of your fellow vegetarians and vegans.

All I ever hear from them is how I am killing myself because I love to eat meat. That doesn't endear me to their position at all.

I have nothing against people who choose to eat a vegetarian diet. But I despise people who try to preach to me about how meat-eating is unhealthy and "morally wrong."

My response is MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS! :) You may not think this way, but a majority of your cohorts do.

5/11/2007 9:25 AM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

Mary, I HAVE done research on vegan diets which is why I'm a meat-eating livin' la vida low-carb lover today! To each his or her own.

5/11/2007 9:28 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

So Jimmy, since you have research the vegan diet, then you would know that it isn't about killing anything or anybody. So stop blaming our vegan diet for that child's death. The parents did not care about their child. If they did, they would have feed him more than apple juice and soy milk.

5/11/2007 11:44 AM  
Blogger Sparky's Girl said...

"And vegetarians have a higher IQ..."

I do believe Henriette just said that vegetarians are smater than we are. Or maybe I just misunderstood since I have a lower IQ than she does.

It's nice to know that she doesn't lump groups together, like she just accused you of doing Jimmy.

If someone is happy being a vegan or vegetarian, then I'm happy for them. But low-carbers are constantly being attacked by famous representatives of these same groups. What do you expect in return.. thank you cards? We didn't start this fight you know. But we aren't going to take it lying down anymore.

5/11/2007 11:49 AM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

Precisely, Mary! But like Sparky's Girl said most of your leaders (and even you!) unfairly assert that meat-eaters are somehow less intelligent than they are and that we're killing ourselves with this diet.

How absurd! If it really is find what works for you, then why all the vitriol hatred? It exudes out of the people who speak for vegans and vegetarians.

5/11/2007 2:29 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

I'm not hating on anyone. I felt like I needed to speak up for veganism because it is not about killing anyone or anything, let alone a child. If you want to eat meat, by all means eat meat. I know you won't stop and that's fine. But to say that a child died because he was being fed a vegan diet is absurd. That child died of malnutrition. He was being fed a diet that lack any type of substance. That is not a vegan diet. Anyways, I hope the parents get what they deserve because no child should have to die from poor parenting (and nutrition).

5/11/2007 6:33 PM  
Blogger Ladyred56 said...

OMG does this mean I need to become a vegan so my IQ will go up??
Good golly miss molly I have read tons of Medical books etc. and NOT one of the silly things has ever mentioned that this is the reason my sister Kate who is a vegan is soo much smarter than me. Dang I had better write her an email right away and let her know what a discovery I just made.

I know this is dissolving into a riot here but honestly come on are you telling me that these people who are supposedly so smart because of their diet were unable to miss the fact that their child was getting thinner and weaker and weaker everyday?
This could not have been a very pretty sight. This also indicates to me that they either were so stubborn about the diet they chose to let the child die instead of feeding the poor thing or they just couldn't see what was before their very eyes. I wonder how many times that poor little baby cried for the hunger pains it had to feel?

I have raised 4 kids all of them were babies at one time or other if they were ill I dang sure got them medical attention when they needed it.
What this all boils down to is that it really doesn't matter what Mom and Dad's diet beliefs are. Starving a child to death has to be one of the most heinous forms or child abuse ever. I am sure they had plenty to eat.

5/11/2007 6:35 PM  
Blogger Laser Rocket Arm said...

Veganism is a first-world conceit. You could say that about low-carb as well. Only those of us who have 24-7 access to food and never have to worry about where our next meal is coming from can indulge these conceits. If the only thing available to eat was, say, chicken, how many vegans would stick to their moral high ground of not consuming animal products? My instincts say "not many." On the other hand, if the only thing available to eat was potatoes, I don't doubt a lot of low-carbers would throw caution to the wind.

Bottom line--we should be grateful that we can choose what we want to eat and not have to eat what's there because that's all that's available.

5/12/2007 2:13 PM  
Blogger About PJ said...

Ignorance comes in all colors -- plenty of non vegetarians have been guilty of feeding their infants who for whatever reason do not or cannot breast feed, inadequate nutrition. I don't think vegans are stupid or communists in general, and I actually thought you were kidding at first when I read this article, it seems so extreme. Most the vegans I know are under-educated about the role of animal-based products in nutrition, in part for political propaganda reasons. But they don't "know" they are, or they wouldn't be. For all I know there are areas where we may find in the future that we didn't know everything either. I pity those parents who I'm sure loved their baby and did not realize what the problem was until it was too late. Ignorance is tragic. In this case it is considered criminal. But I do not believe they truly understood the consequences of their behavior. I know everyone, including me (I'm a mom after all), is horrified to hear of the results on this innocent infant. But it doesn't make me want to wound the parents. It just makes me sad.

5/14/2007 6:06 AM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

THANKS for your comment, PJ. This is too serious an issue to just let slide by.

Yes, it IS real and these parents were indeed negligent in so many ways. But this is part and parcel of the kind of thinking many vegans have.

Studies have shown they are more irrational, angry, and have mental issues that impact their behavior adversely than their meat-eating counterparts.

It is a crying shame that anyone thinks this is a "healthy" way to eat.

5/14/2007 8:53 AM  
Blogger Sanjay said...

Just want to clarify that there is a real difference between historical vegetarianism and the vegan diet. Historically religions and regions which have had vegetarian diets have allowed the drinking of milk and the eating of eggs, the use of butter (Jains, Buddhists all allow the use of animal protein in those forms). Animal protein therefore has always been used to ensure proper nutrition. You do not need to kill animals to get that protein,however. Veganism however is really a product of ideology, there has never been a vegan as opposed to a vegetarian society because we need some form of animal protein in our diets.

5/21/2007 5:55 PM  

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