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DCFS (Cattleman Division) Targets Meat-Abstaining Families
(Alert 12/9/03)

Summary: Families who abstain from eating meat are officially under attack by DCFS and the State of Utah. Act now to determine which of your officials are serious about protecting innocent families.


1. State Ignores Evidence of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning... Makes Bogus Diet Accusations



1. State Ignores Evidence of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning... Makes Bogus Diet Accusations

We have just received word that a mother and father are about to have their rights terminated and forever lose their child.  State bureaucrats claim that their children were malnourished due to a vegetarian diet.

According to other experts, however, the entire family appears to have been exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning due to furnace exhaust asphyxiation—which is why the entire family became ill. Undaunted, DCFS continues to pursue termination with particular emphasis on the fact that they do not eat meat.

Read more about this story, and see photographs of this "malnourished" child and the faulty installation, visit LifeSave.org.
(Accountability Utah provides this web resource for your research convenience. We do not necessarily endorse, nor support, this organization or all the views expressed.)



1. Forward this message to your family, friends, and associates.

2. Contact your officials who claim to care about children and families. See for yourself who will step forward to keep this child with his family before it is too late:

Lt. Governor Olene Walker:
210 State Capitol Bldg
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Phone: 801-538-1000
Toll-free: 800-705-2464
Fax: 801-538-1528
E-mail: governor@utah.gov
Senate President Alma Mansell:
Home: (801) 942-6019
Office: (801) 563-7600
Fax: (801) 563-7847
E-mail: amansell@utahsenate.org
See his dismal record on parental rights.
Attorney General Mark Shurtleff
(responsible for prosecuting this family):
Main number: (801) 538-9600
Main fax: (801) 538-1121
Main e-mail: uag@utah.gov
House Speaker Marty Stephens:
Home: (801) 731-5346
Work: (801) 538-1930
Fax: (801) 538-1908
E-mail: martystephens@utah.gov
Senator Dan Eastman
Co-chair, Child Welfare Legislative Oversight Panel (and golf buddy of DCFS Director Richard Anderson)
Home: 801-295-5133
Office: 801-292-8041
E-mail: deastman@utahsenate.org
Representative Mike Thompson
Co-chair, Child Welfare Legislative Oversight Panel
Office: (801) 226-5032
DCFS Director Richard Anderson
Phone: (801) 538-4100
E-mail: dhs.innerweb.utah.gov
Department of Human Services
Director Robin Arnold-Williams
Phone: (801) 538-4001
E-mail: www.dhs.utah.gov

Also contact your state senator and representative.
Visit our elected official contact information page.

Below are some ideas for your discussion or e-mail:
It has come to my attention that Adam Trupp, DCFS administrator for policy and planning, was quoted as saying:

"A restructuring of DCFS might be appropriate, but we need a lot of discussion on it. The issue that we strongly disagree with is that our agency is out of control. We strongly disagree we are not responsive to the needs of families."
(Source: "Brakes on DCFS sought," Amy Joi Bryson, Deseret News, Dec. 3, 2003)

If this is true, why is the State of Utah attempting to terminate the rights of a family on the basis that the child’s vegetarian diet was neglectful, particularly when there is ample evidence that the entire family had become ill due to carbon monoxide poisoning?

And why was this child, whose parents had sought medical assistance, seized in the first place? Any sane person who truly had the family’s best interests at heart would have prescribed vitamins and minerals them in some form other than meat.

A "responsive" agency would immediately reverse its actions post haste. If you cannot recognize the absurdity of this situation, please resign from office immediately. You have no understanding of humanity, mercy, or freedom.

3. Contact Primary Children's Medical Center. This organization has a child abuse and neglect team of doctors and has offices for DCFS bureaucrats in its facility. Consider giving these team doctors a call to remind them of the oath they are violating to "first do no harm." You might also give them your prescription that they leave innocent families alone.

Primary Children’s has been the referral source for many of the most egregious DCFS abuses highlighted over recent months. Many citizens’ now believe it is an extremely dangerous environment to take your children in for medical treatment.

David L. Corwin, MD
(801) 588-3650
Bruce Herman, MD
(801) 588-3595
Lori Frasier, MD
(801) 588-3650
Tim Kutz, MD
(801) 588-3595
Karen Hansen, MD
(801) 588-3650

4. Write a letter to the editor.  Be sure you include your name, address, and phone number for publication and put it in your own words.  Send it to the e-mail addresses below:

Deseret News letters@desnews.com
Logan Herald Journal cmccollum@hjnews.com
Ogden Standard Examiner letters@standard.net
Provo Daily Herald ldean@heraldextra.com
Salt Lake City Weekly csmart@slweekly.com
Salt Lake Tribune letters@sltrib.com
Tooele Transcript tbp@tooeletranscript.com

5. Monitor this site for new and updated information and join our alert list by e-mailing us at info@accountabilityutah.org.


Read more about this story at LifeSave.org.
(Accountability Utah provides this web resource for your research convenience. We do not necessarily endorse, nor support, this organization or all the views expressed.)



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