Australia has been recently hit with a wave child starvation cases that has been topped off by this incredible story in Adelaide:
FOURTEEN malnourished children have been hospitalised and a pregnant mother has been charged with neglect after up to 21
starving children were found crammed into one suburban house.
An emergency hearing of South Australia’s Youth Court will this afternoon decide on their custody, amid allegations of neglect.
The children’s plight was uncovered after one boy, aged five, was taken to hospital suffering hypothermia and malnutrition.
Amazingly South Australian authorities have let the kids stay in the house claiming it is safe for the children to stay even though the house wasn’t fit for dogs to live there:
The RSPCA visited the house after concerns were raised about the conditions in which the dogs were being kept.
One neighbour, who yesterday visited the property to offer food and support to the remaining children, strongly criticised the Families SA decision to permit children to remain in such living conditions.
The woman, who asked not be named, told AdelaideNow she could not understand why welfare authorities believed the house remained suitable for children while the RSPCA yesterday removed two dogs.
For those that don’t know welfare benefits in Australia for mothers are extremely generous to include a $5,000 baby bonus for every kid you have. This bonus is meant to help families buy child care, diapers, etc. to raise the child but all too often people use the generous benefits to bank roll themselves with which has caused many Australians to call the bonus the “Plasma Bonus” because what many people do with the bonus is buy a plasma TV.
It is pretty clear what this woman has been doing with her “Plasma Bonus” and it sure had nothing to do with buying food and properly raising her kids. The Australian government has shown little initiative to crackdown on this behavior and it has gotten to the point where child welfare has become less important then the welfare of dogs. Shocking and extremely sad.