Severine Gerard, here:
Severine needs your help asap, as her case will be discussed in court
on the 15th July (Tomorrow!).
Basically Severine had her 2 year old son violently taken away from
her by the French police while she was in France (She is Belgian),
because she was bringing him up on a vegan diet. Please read the
interview to read what the paediatrician said about veganism and
children during the first court hearing. It's unbelievable, it sounds
like these people are stuck in the stone age!!
Her son Elie has been placed with a foster family, she tried to have
him back and the French authorities locked her up in an asylum. She is
out now and explains everything by herself in the interview I'm asking
you to read.
She needs your help now: She needs you to write messages of support to
the judge Jacqueimin, to share your experience as vegan parents with
vegan children, about the fact that a healthy vegan diet is not
dangerous to children and that bringing up your son/daughter on a
vegan diet is not child abuse.
It would be brilliant if the parents of healthy and happy vegan
children could send him testimonials in an attempt to make him change
his mind and let Severine have her 2 year old son back (please read
the interview for the full story).
There are not that many vegan parents in France, and they are scared
of getting involved and writing testimonials as they fear being
reported to social services for being nothing more than... vegan! So
as vegan parents from the UK you can help, and that would be immensely
appreciated, as so far no one is helping her and she is really
isolated (the Belgian authorities can't/won't help).
As vegans or as parents of vegan children... please help her...
When you write your own message of support/testimonial :
=> Make sure it's written in a polite way
=> Address it to the Judge Jacqueimin
=> It doesn't matter if it's in English
=> Please don't forget to put your name and address, to prove you are
a real person and that it hasn't been made up, as is the case with
=====> Send your messages/testimonials for the judge Jacqueimin to
Guenady at email@example.com, she'll be able to pass them along
before the trial.
Please pass this message along!
If you can think of anyone you know who could give a good testimonial
(a vegan friendly health practioner? A vegan friendly nutritionist? A
vegan friendly journalist? Anyone you can think of...) Please ask them
to do so asap, as time is running out and any help is needed as so far
there is none!
Severine really needs your help right now as she is extremely desperate.
The French authorities are not well known for understanding any
non-meat-eating diet (believe me, I'm French and that's one of the
reasons why I left France to come to the UK, and to be honest I'm so
glad I did when I read that kind of story... :(
Anyway, please take a moment to help her, and let's keep our fingers crossed...
Thanks for reading,
PS: If you know anyone who could help in France , the interview of
Severine Gerard is available in French here: http://www.noemieventura.com/blog