The new children’s book titled, “Vegan Is Love” by Ruby Roth promotes veganism to children.
Would you want your child or children you know, to read this and become vegan?Sure it sounds like a healthy idea–having kids eating more of their fruits and vegetables.
What message is this book really sending?
The Message to Kids
- Avoid fur, feathers, animal skins, and products experimented with on animals because there is no kind way for us to use them.
- Avoid zoos and aquariums because the animal is not free to roam and is a “prisoner”.
- Avoid the circus, horse races, dog races, bull fights, hunting, and rodeos because the animal is being hurt and we need to spread the message that this is not kind.
- Do not eat meat or dairy because we do need this to live. It is healthier to eat plants. Since most animals are herbivores, we can be too.
- Animal farms lead to more pollution, and we should not support them by eating meat.
- Eat organic plants because these organic farms are healthier and not polluted.
- Too much grain is feeding the farm animals. That grain could be used to feed the starving instead, if we ate less meat.
- Don’t eat fish either because of overfishing.
The main problem I have with this book is that children are impressionable, and this is too sensitive of a topic to have a child read this book.
It could easily scare a young child into eating vegan, and without proper guidance that child could become malnourished.
Second, the book does not convey the whole truth. The worldly problems presented in this book cannot be solved by one person eating vegan. The sad issues presented are meant for the government, businesses, and large groups of adults to conquer.
It is hard for a child to understand this and this book simplifies the big picture.
Can a Child Be Vegan?
Of course! But, that child just needs to follow a balanced diet that is supervised by an adult who understands proper nutrition.
The most important thing is that the child must be willing to eat sources of protein like beans, peas, lentils, nuts, seeds, quinoa, and soy.
Do you, or would you let your child be vegan?
You can buy the book here on Amazon.