Vegan nomads jailed for feeding starving baby only breast milk, rice and potatoes

Vegan couple jailed after their daughter almost starved to death General View of Gothenburg District Court

The little girl had been subjected to prolonged starvation (Picture: Google)

A baby girl nearly starved to death after being given a diet of only breast milk, rice and potatoes by her nomadic parents.

The 18-month-old was rushed to hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden, where medics found that she was just hours of death, having been subjected to prolonged starvation.

One doctor told The Local that the little girls case was worse than anything we have seen at the hospital before.

A court heard that the babys parents had believed their daughter to be a citizen of the world and had never reported her birth to any authority.

She was also never checked over by professionals and so had not had any vaccinations or early years examinations.

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In court, Judge Per Norden said that although the girl had not been intentionally harmed, he found some of the parents views remarkable.



The couple said they both followed vegan diets and called themselves nomads who prefer to live with friends.

The Judge singled out the mothers view that a person could live without food or water with the correct conditioning as an example of their shocking ideology.

Prosecutor Ximena Bene pressed for two or three years imprisonment for the parents.

However, their defence lawyers argued that the couple had not caused the childs condition and it had instead been due to a stomach bug.

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