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Children’s Book Pushes Veganism

April 17, 2012 by  

Children’s Book Pushes Veganism
KIRKUS
Children can learn about veganism in a new picture book.

If one new children’s book makes it into your elementary-aged child’s school library, he or she may come home refusing to eat dinner because the food you have prepared has feelings too.

“Vegan is Love,” a children’s book set for release on April 24, encourages children to avoid animal products altogether, covering food, clothing and products tested on animals, according to The Daily Mail. The book was written by 29-year-old Los Angeles mother Ruby Roth, who is raising her child on a vegan diet.

A Kirkus review of the book says:

Presented in picture-book format, this nonfiction work features a different concept on each two-page spread. These concepts include clothing choices, animal testing and using animals in entertainment venues as well as eating habits, farming and environmental degradation. With each, Roth examines the impact of peoples’ choices on the Earth and the animals that live on it. Colorful, stylized paintings vary in subject matter, from cheerful organic farms to starving children, wounded animals and raw meat. The graphic nature of some of the pictures suggest that adults would be most comfortable sharing Roth’s message with older elementary children, a reality somewhat at odds with the appealing cover and brevity of the text. The lack of an index or print citations to specific information may leave readers wondering whether some of her sweeping statements are entirely (or still) correct, depending on when the book is read. Roth’s decision to ascribe emotion to animals may also leave some readers unconvinced.

 

 

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals will celebrate the launch of the book on May 5 at its Los Angeles headquarters. Some critics of the book say that it will scare impressionable children into unhealthy eating habits.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • JimH

    Kids won’t eat the meat? Good more for me.
    I didn’t climb to the top of the food chain to eat carrots.

  • FreedomFighter

    Big brains need lots of protien to function, humans have large brains, thus need the protien supplied by meat.

    More to it than just protien, mankind is a meat eater, a vegan diet is difficult to maintain health esp in a child…

    Beef its good for you

    • Karolyn

      You can get protein from other foods. What’s the big deal about the book? Does Sam Rolley have a problem with vegans? I remember a book I read many years ago. In it was said that even wild carnivores like lions eat the stomach contents of their prey first, which is vegetation. I’ve always toyed with the idea of being vegan, but I like chicken and eggs too much.

  • http://twitter.com/ericbischoff Eric Bischoff (@ericbischoff)

    It’s a choice.
    But one can only make good choices from good information. The dairy and meat lobby propaganda have had their way with us for too long.

    Especially since the 20 year China Study by T Colin Campbell clearly proved the direct link between cancer and animal protein, the worst one being casein (dairy).

    The protein argument is a complete myth also long ago proven wrong. Humans can get their protein from almost any food and they adapt top the levels of protein available.

    I work with a mostly fruitarian body builder and he has been doing it for 15 years and is healthier and stronger than anyone I know.

    Europeans became much healthier during world wars when they lost access to animal protein.

    One of the best diets is 80/10/10. 80% Fruits and some vegetables, 10% protein and 10% fat. Some even claim 90/5/5 is even better, that’s what my friend has been doing.

    You are what you eat.

    • FreedomFighter

      If you are what you eat, vegans become a plant to be watered daily.

      Laus Deo
      Semper Fi

    • JimH

      Cereal eater’s become fruits, flakes and nuts.

      • s c

        JimH, if the people at PETA have any integrity [HA!], then we will soon see millions of ‘loyal’ voters rejecting him. Right? Eating meat is a sin in the eyes of PETA robots. Right? PETA requires high moral standards. Right?
        As John Lennon said, ‘we are what we eat.’ So that makes Obummer . . . [RIGHT?].

    • s c

      Inaccurate info as usual, comrade ‘e.’ Most serious bodybuilders take MANY supplements, as they CAN’T get complete nutrition from a “vegan” diet.

  • JimH

    PETA, people eating tasty animals.
    I wondered why alot of urban people call each other dog.

  • s c

    When I said ‘him,’ I meant the W H yahoo. As for PETA, they’ll celebrate anything, as long as they can find dumbed-down ex-adults who think more of animals than they do people. Perhaps we should look at this book as a new way to abuse children.
    The trick is to get people to THINK about the true meaning of that half-assed book. PETA airheads, go fondle a polar bear.

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