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Vegans starved 18-month-old boy to death
Toronto Sun ^ | Nov. 18, 2019 | Brad Hunter

Posted on 11/18/2019 5:04:02 PM PST by rickmichaels

Vegan fanatics in Florida starved their toddler to death by feeding him a diet of just raw fruits and veggies.

Cops say that Sheila O’Leary, 35, and Ryan O’Leary, 30, face charges of manslaughter and child neglect in the Sept. 27 death of their 18-month-old son.

According to the Fort Myers News-Press, the baby weighed just 17 pounds when he died on Sept. 27.

Sheila O’Leary called 911 reporting that her boy was cold and not breathing. Her hubby reportedly made efforts to resuscitate the boy but became desperate when those efforts failed.

The malnourished boy was pronounced dead at the couple’s Cape Coral home on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Sheila O’Leary told cops the family was vegan and that she fed her four children a raw food diet that included mangoes, rambutans, bananas and avocados.

She reportedly added that the boy had not eaten solid food in more than a week but said he was being breastfed. The family believed the tot wasn’t eating because he was teething.

On Nov. 6, a medical examiner deemed the cause of death as malnutrition and both parents surrendered to police.

They are currently in the Lee County jail, with bond set at $250,000.

The couple is slated to be arraigned Dec. 9.



TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: baby; childabuse; florida; foolishness; ryanoleary; sheilaoleary; starvation; vegans; vegetarian; vegetarianism; vegetarians
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1 posted on 11/18/2019 5:04:02 PM PST by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

Words fail me.
RIP, little one.


2 posted on 11/18/2019 5:07:46 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: rickmichaels

Murder by stupidity.


3 posted on 11/18/2019 5:07:56 PM PST by Dave911
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To: rickmichaels

Vegans eat only fruit and veggies because they don’t want animals slaughtered.

So they’d rather kill their own child than a chicken.

Throw the book at them, and make sure it’s bound in leather.


4 posted on 11/18/2019 5:10:07 PM PST by Veto! (Political Correctness Offends Me)
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To: rickmichaels

Leftists are control freaks.

They will control you death.


5 posted on 11/18/2019 5:13:50 PM PST by chris37 (Where's Hunter?)
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To: rickmichaels

The commie left constantly acuses us of backing policies that kill “millions” of people. When the opposite is true. They are the merchants of death.


6 posted on 11/18/2019 5:14:35 PM PST by HighSierra5
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To: rickmichaels

The left has dragged their rancid ideology into food with predictable results.


7 posted on 11/18/2019 5:14:48 PM PST by LongWayHome
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To: rickmichaels

They should just throw them each a grape a week and see how they like it.


8 posted on 11/18/2019 5:19:15 PM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: rickmichaels

more info at original source
https://www.news-press.com/story/news/crime/2019/11/12/malnourished-toddler-weighed-17-lbs-time-death-family-vegan-sheila-oleary-ryan-oleary-cape-coral/2577087001/


9 posted on 11/18/2019 5:20:17 PM PST by Pollard (If you don't understand what I typed, you haven't read the classics.)
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To: rickmichaels

Reasoanbly normal looking dude. Her.....


10 posted on 11/18/2019 5:21:27 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: rickmichaels

Vegans aren’t just picky about food - they’re hyper picky, especially in regard to nutritional content. And when they apply that philosophy to kids, some of whom have to be prodded to eat, and need sufficient nutrition to avoid childhood developmental disorders that will haunt them their entire adult lives, it’s a recipe for disaster. I’d simply have sugared/splenda’ed up every dish to make it palatable. But these self-flagellating adults undoubtedly left the sugar out. People with a hair shirt mentality don’t understand that kids can’t always be shoehorned into their philosophy.


11 posted on 11/18/2019 5:25:41 PM PST by Zhang Fei (My dad had a Delta 88. That was a car. It was like driving your living room.)
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To: rickmichaels
Babbling imbeciles. Long prison terms.
12 posted on 11/18/2019 5:31:49 PM PST by hinckley buzzard (Power is more often surrendered than seized.)
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To: rickmichaels

Vegans are morons. When I meet one, it is obvious.


13 posted on 11/18/2019 5:33:10 PM PST by CodeToad
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To: Zhang Fei

It’s been proven time and time again how harmful these diets are. It’s insanity and it cost this poor child a slow death.


14 posted on 11/18/2019 5:33:53 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Zhang Fei

Babies, toddlers and kids need animal fat and cholesterol to survive and thrive. It wouldn’t matter if they added sugar to make it palatable and he ate all they gave him, he would still be dangerously malnourished on a vegan diet.

Crazy parents; probably due to a lack of B vitamins for their brains.


15 posted on 11/18/2019 5:34:00 PM PST by NorthstarMom
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To: CodeToad; Chode

“Vegans are morons. When I meet one, it is obvious.”

I say one summer we as FReepers meet somewhere in the US and have a FR picnic.... Veggies allowed because have to have potato salad, but bring out the meat to feed a herd of T rexes! Nothing but meat as far as the eye can see.

Hamburger, hotdogs, bbq, you name it.


16 posted on 11/18/2019 5:40:14 PM PST by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: rickmichaels

Drugged and brainwashed for two generations.

Sick society.


17 posted on 11/18/2019 5:44:00 PM PST by coaster123 (Distrust everyone under fifty.)
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To: Morgana

Yep. And we should invite ever liberal we can think of, including PETA!


18 posted on 11/18/2019 5:44:01 PM PST by CodeToad
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To: NorthstarMom

[Babies, toddlers and kids need animal fat and cholesterol to survive and thrive.]


Fortified soy milk would probably have done the trick. The addition of white sugar/Splenda would have helped with getting the kid to drink it.

https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-q-and-a-dairy-milk-soy-milk-almond-milk-which-is-the-healthiest-choice-for-you/

These vegans were way too rigid with their kid. And now he’s gone.


19 posted on 11/18/2019 5:44:54 PM PST by Zhang Fei (My dad had a Delta 88. That was a car. It was like driving your living room.)
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To: Veto!

And I hope it hurts!


20 posted on 11/18/2019 5:46:04 PM PST by Duckdog (Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining!)
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