Italy Could Imprison Parents Over Vegan Children

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Piazza del Duomo, in Pisa, Italy, houses a group of monuments known the world over. These masterpieces of medieval architecture were inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1987 and here, the campanile (Leaning Tower), is lit in UN blue for the global celebration of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. Photo: Francesca Bracchetti, Enel
Piazza del Duomo, in Pisa, Italy, houses a group of monuments known the world over. These masterpieces of medieval architecture were inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1987 and here, the campanile (Leaning Tower), is lit in UN blue for the global celebration of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. Photo: Francesca Bracchetti, Enel

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…