The Media Loves Blaming Child Abuse On Veganism
This week, thirty-three year old Elizabeth Hawk was accused of starving her 11-month-old son in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. As always, veganism is portrayed as the cause of malnourishment or in this case, the “vegan lifestyle diet” that Hawk apparently feeds her 3 children. As of Tuesday, her son was covered in a full body rash, had no teeth, and was described as “developmentally delayed.”
So why is veganism taking the rap? That’s easy – the media never misses an opportunity to spew anti-vegan propaganda for its corporate masters.
Hawk didn’t feed her baby boy a “vegan diet.” She fed him nuts and berries. That’s not a vegan diet – it’s a recipe for malnourishment. This, however, didn’t stop the mainstream media and AJC reporter, Cara Sapida, attributing this boys atrocious health to the “vegan diet” he was fed by Hawk. Once again, a terrible story of child abuse is hijacked for the purpose of vegan hate-mongering.
If you fed an 11-month-old nothing but cheese and crackers, the baby would be malnourished. If you fed an 11-month-old nothing but animal flesh, the baby would be malnourished. It would be ludicrous, however, to say that either of those cases represented any sort of “diet.” It’s not a diet, it’s child abuse, plain and simple. The media fails to acknowledge this when the abuser happens to be a vegan. They instead use the opportunity to attack veganism by making broad-brush statements and maintaining that the cause of malnourishment was veganism itself. But that’s as nonsensical as asserting that some fruits and berries are poisonous so therefore every fruit and berry on the planet is poisonous too. Or that some people have died from lack of water and so therefore drinking water is bad. Where veganism is concerned, people buy this sort of nonsense because they love to think that there are legitimate reasons to dismiss the things that challenge the way they live.
Hawk was taken to Fayette County Jail after the judge ruled that her actions were criminal, and rightly so. The only criminal thing concerning veganism, however, is how the media doesn’t miss an opportunity to spread lies and misinformation for the benefit of the corporate animal entities and governments that control it.