May 11, 2007, - 4:17 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Jade Sanders and Lamont Thomas, Vegans from Atlanta, were convicted and sentenced for murdering their son via veganism. So much for animal rights, when you have zero respect for the most important “animal’s” rights–that of your own kid:
ATLANTA — Vegan parents in Georgia were sentenced Wednesday to life in prison after their 6-week-old son died of malnutrition.
The baby, Crown Shakur, weighed only 3.5 pounds. He’d been fed mostly soy milk and apple juice. Vegans typically do not consume animal products.
Defense lawyers say the first-time parents did the best they could for their son while adhering to the strict lifestyle of vegans. They said Sanders and Thomas did not realize the baby — who was born in a bathtub at their home — was in danger until minutes before he died in April of 2004.
Jurors deliberated about seven hours before convicting the couple last week. Lamont Thomas, 31, and Jade Sanders, 27, were convicted of malice murder, felony murder, involuntary manslaughter and cruelty to children. . . .
“We’re vegetarians; we are against animal cruelty, so why would I be cruel to my son? Why would I do something with his body? We are against animals being murdered; why would we be cruel to him and try to do something to his body,” asked Thomas.
Uh, don’t ask me. I eat protein . . . animal protein. I’m a card-carrying member of People Eating Tasty Animals.
Let them eat soy? Uh, no thanks. Animals . . . . It does a body good.
On Mother’s Day, thank Mom for feeding you animal products.
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