February 22, 2005
Here’s one for the files:
Speaking at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Washington yesterday, Prof Allen said: "Animal source foods have some nutrients which are not found anywhere else. There's absolutely no question that it's unethical for parents to bring up their children as strict vegans."
However, Sir Paul McCartney, the former Beatle, told BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine Show that he had been a vegetarian for 20 years and raised his children the same way with no ill-effects. "I really do think this is rubbish,'' he said.
Umm Hhhm. Songwriter against tenured professor who has done research. Yes, I know appeals to authority are an error of logic but I know which side of this debate I come down on. Especially since it provides an opportunity to prod vegans with the line "How could you do that to your children?"
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FACT: Being a vegan is bad for your musical skills. Look at the trash McCartney has released since he became a carrot muncher.
I bet he had a fat, sizzling steak just before he wrote Yesterday.
Posted by: mmchronic | Feb 22, 2005 10:14:31 AM
Quite apart from which, McCartney is disputing the wrong point.
"it's unethical for parents to bring up their children as strict vegans"
"he had been a vegetarian for 20 years"
Does he not know the difference between a vegetarian and a strict vegan?
Posted by: The Weasel Bearder | Feb 22, 2005 10:43:50 AM
Did Paul McCartney really "bring up" his children ? Or did he shove their daily well-being and diet control on to some nanny for most of the time ?
Posted by: Ian | Feb 22, 2005 2:05:19 PM