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Vegan Baby Returned to Parents

Vegan Baby Returned to Parents

Posted - Feb. 3, 2004 at 5:17 p.m.



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Jill Atwood ReportingAnother battle over parents' rights ended today with the judge siding with the parents. A Bountiful couple has their son back.

The Division of Child and Family Services took the little boy out of Dan and Carolee Thaxton's home last year, claiming the family's vegan diet left the child malnutritioned.

Vegan Baby Returned to Parents

This afternoon a judge said the boy can go home as long as the parents allow a doctor to monitor his health.

Dan Thaxton, Father: "DCFS, they obviously have a job to do. I still firmly believe they were wrong in our case, but however, you know they are doing a job and I stand firm that we're innocent and I'm just grateful we got our son back."

The Thaxton's say they will continue their vegan diet.

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