Friday, 11 March 2011

Veggie Child Abuse

Oh dear. This will have many a right-on type choking on their pomegranate juice.

A vegetarian couple on the Greek island of Crete have been barred from adopting a child because of doubts about their diet, a local social welfare official said.

The decision was taken because the would-be adoptive parents, who have gone to court to overturn it, eat no meat or fish and officials feared this regimen would be applied to the child as well.

"We asked the University of Crete medical school on the issue and they said the child's diet must include meat, fish, etc," the head of the city's welfare services, Spyros Epitropakis, said.
Now, while it's chucklesome to see a favoured lefty lifestyle taking one in the kisser for a change, it's interesting to note that there is no suggestion - similarly to other such cases - that the parents intend to inflict their personal choice on the kid they wish to foster. In light of this, it's a ban based on box-ticking ignorance and may be contrary to the wellbeing of the child.

Therefore, even though it's a fair bet that these veggies wouldn't reciprocate if asked their opinion on fostering bans relating to 'unapproved' lifestyles or beliefs, I hope they are able to overturn this decision through the courts.

But for now, I'm just wishing someone at CiF gets a whiff of the story so we can have a laugh at the ensuing righteous outrage.


20 comments:

Curmudgeon said...

Classic bit of victimhood poker, there. But is it really credible that vegetarian adoptive parents would feed their child meat? I don't know any who give meat to their biological offspring.

Dick Puddlecote said...

You could be right PC (I don't know any veggies myself), but it's similar to the Redbridge Council case in that the foster parents could be asked not to enforce their regime on the kid, rather than ban them entirely (likewise, smoking foster parents could be told not to ever smoke inside if it bothers the council that much).

Dick the Prick said...

It's a fucking pandemical nut cluster fuck of a parasitical quangotic rectal necrotysing clap trap. All over the world are these bureaucratic mudda fuckers turning up trying to justify their fucked up existence. Don't they feed kids at Greek Schools? Do they live on fucking feta & olives? There's only 3 things you ask prospective kiddy carers;

Are you psycho?

Are you a kiddy fiddler or do you know any shit who is?

Will you look after it?

Now off you fuck, see ya. Wankers all - up against the wall.

Anonymous said...

I am a veggie, I would like to raise my victimhood poker card, I feel very offended by being called a lefty.




Joking aside, I grew up on a veggie diet, no harm done to me. Though some people will want to point that possibly it could lead to issues later in life, the studies for that are not conclusive (they often use starving african children or other such nonsense as test cases).



FYI I would be happy to feed a foster kid meat if that was their usual diet(I often have to cook meat for my carnivore partner), I would do no more than ask them to consider the alternative.

Anonymous said...

I am a veggie and any kid of mine will be forced to light my fags for me.

Span Ows said...

Anon veggie said: FYI I would be happy to feed a foster kid meat if that was their usual diet(I often have to cook meat for my carnivore partner), I would do no more than ask them to consider the alternative.

presuambly because YOH insists on, or asks for, or buys the meat. A child in a two-veggie-parent home would get no such leeway (I am willing to bet)

Dick Puddlecote said...

Anon @ 14:16: I was very careful not to imply that all veggies are lefties, just that it is a regime favoured by lefty ideology.

Interesting that you tolerate meat eating in your home, would that all veggies were as unprepossessing (perhaps that they're not is linked with many being lefties) ;)

Mark Wadsworth said...

What PC says - classic bit of Victimhood Poker there (i.e. the sort of battle where you want BOTH sides to lose).

Dick the Prick said...

@anon; sorted. It's all about pulses and lentils - they provide primary proteins which eliminate meat.

junican said...

Crazy, crazy, crazy.

In the first place, the child will not drop dead the moment it walks into the house of th couple. Secondly, its health will presumably be monitiored by the adoptive parents and social services from time to time. Thirdly, it will go to school where its health will be monitored.
What's the problem?

Span Ows said...

Dick: pulses and lentils are great but they are "incomplete", you need to combine different plant proteins to ensure you get the complete essential amino acid 'package' that meat protein provides.

Dick Puddlecote said...

Junican: Precisely. Smacks more of self-aggrandising by municipal office workers than caring for the child's welfare ... as do all the recent fostering bans we have seen.

Dick the Prick said...

Dear Spanowls

It can be done though? Plenty of pasta....

So you're saying can't get away without burgers?

DtP

Anonymous said...

It will be more "pick and choose" "outrage" released soon. No outrage when a high court denies foster parenting because the otherwise perfectly fine couple are Christian. No outrage when perfectly fine parents who are smokers are denied parenting. But oh, let someone "healthy" like a vegetarian be denied, and the rage will fly. It's not okay for smokers to even be heard raising concern about trampling of rights, but let a left-wing rent-seeking cause of one sort or another be denied one pound and they'll be out in the streets in mass selfish numbers demanding "their rights". Serves 'em right, seeing someone else be denied this time for their "crime" of eating veggies. I imagine eventually what has been going around will come back to haunt the political tools who initiated all this hateful anti-human discrimination in the first place. Then watch the rage fly, because the selfish aren't tolerant the way the ones discriminated against so far have, just look at "the smokers" who have had to quietly bide their time and bite their tongues while the selfish anti-smokers managed to grind them into the ground.

Ian R Thorpe said...

I read yesterday of a globsmacking scientific breakthrough that revealed Chickens are empathic and can sense the fear and pain of other chickens, (I wonder if they empathise with my roast potatoes, veg, and gravy.
A vet who writes in the Telegraph said it is another reason for going veggie.
Can there be anyone out thre except vets and scientists who didn't know animals are very intuitive?

BTS said...

On the plus side, the next time someone rattles a collection tin in their faces and asks 'Save The Children..?', they can reply, 'We tried.'

Span Ows said...

DtP: So you're saying can't get away without burgers?

FFS, you sound like the harpies on CIF ( ;-) ) NO, I am not saying that, I am saying exactly what I wrote: "you need to combine different plant proteins" because they are not "complete"

Anonymous said...

What then of the lesbian couple who wish to adopt, who eat nothing but meat, saving certain fruits and veggies for more adult intimate purposes? I can just imagine: "Oh damn, little alexander, the state says you must have veggies as well and all we've got is a cucumber which is right now in your other mum's arse...sit tight then...while I go fetch it for you."

Richard said...

*snort*

Curmudgeon said...

French vegan couple whose baby died of vitamin deficiency after being fed solely on breast milk face jail for child neglect.

Mind you, in parts of France, eating offal is compulsory ;-)