Should the Sydney couple who almost killed their child through veganism be made to do their prison time?

The couple's 20 month old baby had to go to hospital because it had a seizure and was extremely malnourished due to the parents forcing a strict vegan diet on the child. It was only the size of a 3 month old and had rickets, the diet was so poor that her bones were breaking. Vegan diets are not normal for... show more The couple's 20 month old baby had to go to hospital because it had a seizure and was extremely malnourished due to the parents forcing a strict vegan diet on the child. It was only the size of a 3 month old and had rickets, the diet was so poor that her bones were breaking.

Vegan diets are not normal for humans and they are extremely dangerous for children. How can parents be so stupid? That kind of undernourishment happens in the 3rd world where people can't get access to food, it shouldn't be happening in Australia.

The couple were sentenced to 18 months in prison but will instead just do 300 hours of community service. Their child has obviously been taken from them and is now living with her grandparents. They have been given visitation rights. If adults are stupid enough to be vegan then that is up to them but forcing that on a child is gross negligence. They could obviously see how unwell and underdeveloped the child was. Should they have been made to serve their prison sentence?
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