Some Folks Take Veganism Too Damn Far

It's one thing to be a vegan and disdain partaking of any animal protein. That's perfectly their right to do so. It's another thing when they make the decisions for others, particularly children.

Children cannot thrive on vegan diets as they do not provide essential nutrients needed for their proper physical and mental development. That's been proven time and again, more than once with tragic results.

But what really pisses me off is when some vegans decide that their pets are better off on vegan diets even though the animal is a carnivore.

A kitten has almost died after its owners fed it a strict vegan diet.

Lort Smith Animal Hospital veterinarian Leanne Pinfold said the kitten was brought in this month by its owners, who were believed to be vegan.

She said the kitten's diet of potatoes, rice milk and pasta had caused it to become critically ill.

"It was extremely weak and collapsed when it came in. It was almost non-responsive," Dr Pinfold said.

The kitten was given fluids via a drip, placed on a heat pad and fed meat.

Dr Pinfold said as obligate or true carnivores, cats needed meat to survive.

She said people who wanted a pet that did not eat meat should consider other animals, such as rabbits.

Call it a case where an almost pathological believe in veganism almost caused the death of an innocent animal. Some folks take this crap too far. Folks like that should not be allowed to have kids or pets of any kind.