Ruby Roth's 'Vegan is Love' Breaks Down Animal Abuse for the Young

 - Apr 30, 2012
References: amazon & nylonmag
The newly released 'Vegan is Love' children's book has been causing quite a stir. Written and illustrated by American author, artist, teacher and long-time vegan Ruby Roth, the bright pages break down the practices at the heart of the American meat production industry. Topics like lab testing and animal abuse are relayed with the help of pictures, all of which are targeted towards an audience of 7-year olds.

While Vegan is Love is getting at some crucial consumption issues, critics have argued that Roth's project is too extremist. They have maintained that there are health risks associated with vegan diets at a young age, and that the information contained may exacerbate a picky eating problem for parents. Roth, however, believes that criticisms should be launched at American food producers, not her plant-friendly community. Whichever way one aligns, it may be said that the book is making educational strides.