Skip to comments.Vegan is Love Strikes Controversy with Strong Message Aimed at Kids
Posted on 05/13/2012 1:06:56 AM PDT by nickcarraway
A new childrens book is taking some heat for its controversial message aimed at kids, which says that eating vegan is the loving thing to do.
The book is called Vegan is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action, and its author and illustrator, Ruby Roth a young, enthusiastic vegan activist hopes to teach young readers not only about veganism as a diet choice, but also as a moral choice.
Roth explains that Vegan is Love expands upon the message of her popular first book Thats Why We Dont Eat Animals, in which she describes how our daily diet choices affect not just our local communities, but our world as a whole.
In a video promoting the book, Roth says that If we want to move toward an era of solutions, where the planet is healing, people are fed and healthy, there is good in the way we do business, and a reverence for the well being of all living things, then all we have to do is live that life ourselves. The life she is referring to is about putting our love to action with the food we eat, the clothing we wear, the money we spend, and the entertainment choices we make.
Roth explains that although Vegan is Love is a childrens book thats easy to understand, at its core, its about democracy, supply and demand and engaging ourselves in the public realm.
In an interview with The Today Show Nutritionist Heidi Skolnik said that eating a vegan diet is sustaininable and healthy for people at any age, including kids. But that parents should be very conscientious of making sure their children are getting all of the required nutrients that kids their age need, especially b-12, essential fatty acids, iron and protein.
However, the bigger controversy lies at a psychological level and raises the question, Are we saying, then, that if a person is not vegan, theyre about hate? Or that non-vegans arent loving? Some critics are concerned that this book contains a strong moral message that can be potentially damaging to kids if its misinterpreted, and teaches them to fear certain foods.
But if parents take a gentle approach and share this message with their kids in an unbiased way without being forceful, their children are much more likely to make diet and moral decisions for themselves instead of feeling like veganism is the only right choice to make. But make the call yourself. Vegan is Love is available for pre-order online and its official release date is April 24. Suggested age level is 7 and up, and grade level is 2nd and up.
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If God didnt’ want us to eat animals, He wouldn’t have created them expressly for the use of man.
“Veganism is vanity and conceit.”???
You really believe this?
What about all the other carnivores?
If God didn’t want us to eat animals, He wouldn’t of made them out of meat!
Cheesy tagline aside, some people are legitimately freaked out over some of the hormones and chemicals that find their way into the meat you’d buy at your grocery.
I’m not one of those people, but as long as they are pushing to get meat-eating outlawed, then enjoy all the salad you can shove in.
Vegan is bovine.
Yes. It’s an unhealthy choice that ruins a lot of folks’ lives.
Vegan is an old Indian a word that means “bad hunter”.
What about all the other carnivores?I just had a conversation with a couple of save-bambi-liberals the other day. Their total and complete lack of understanding of the relationship between carnivores and herbivores in the wild was absolutely astounding.
I love animals too. I love animals that are tasty to eat. I’m sure Ms. Roth would like me for my love of tasty critters.
I once saw a car with a plethora of moonbat bumper stickers on it. One was actually true - ‘Vegetarians taste better’. Since I am married to a vegan I will attest to the veracity of this statement. ;-)
Vegans and liberals think they’re having an influence on the natural selection process.
Veganism isnt logical. Growing veggies and grain kills lots of animals. Cultivating kills rodents, worms, etc. If a person can kill a mouse in order to eat, then what’s the beef with killing a cow?
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I understand the parents who object to this book object specifically to its proposition: that killing animals is morlaly wrong. I am convininced that that moral proposition is mistaken, but it seems to me that a child at 8 or so ought to be able to understand that different people have different moral ideas, some of them sound and some not.
I 'd object to a school that actively promoted this view. But on the other hand, I wouldn't subject a young child of mine to a school --- period.