Marcus William Hunt argues that when co-parents disagree
over whether to raise their child (or children) as a vegan, they
should reach a compromise as a gift given by one parent to
the other out of respect for his or her authority. Josh Millburn
contends that Hunt’s proposal of parental compromise over
veganism is unacceptable on the ground that it overlooks
respect for animal rights, which bars compromising.
However, he contemplates the possibility of parental compromise
over ‘unusual eating,’ of animal-based foods
obtained without the violation of animal rights. I argue for
zero parental compromise, rejecting a rights-oriented
approach, and propose a policy that an ethical vegan parent
and a non-vegan co-parent should follow to determine how
to raise their children.