“New draft legislation proposed by the Italian government could see parents imprisoned for feeding their children a vegan diet.
“Those legally responsible for under-16s who display signs of malnutrition resulting in illness or long-term health problems could be sentenced for up to four years.
“A member of of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party, Elvira Savino, is pushing the government to approve the law following several high-profile cases in the country…
“In four cases over the last 18 months, malnourished children were hospitalized after being fed a vegan diet.
“In July, a 14-month-old baby was taken to hospital in Milan by his grandparents, weighing only slightly more than a 3-month-old, independent European news website The Local reported.”
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