This is not a slam at Tre Arrow, I just want to understand his point of view.
Ok, Tre is locked up in a foreign jail cell, and is given a nutritious meal, 3 times a day. I understand that many think that the food he was given is unhealthy, and that may well be true, but I don't think too many people could successfully argue that it isn't nutritious. People have been known to live 70+ years on prison food. It may not taste good, or be healthy, or ethically sound, but it is nutritious.
Now, he refuses to eat the normal prison chow, because it contains meat. Ok, I'm fine with that. He has his principles and I'm not questioning them.
So, its my understanding that the prison offered him a vegetarian diet. It sounded to me like it wasn't very nutritious because it lacked certain food items that the body needs to stay healthy. Plus it wasn't a vegan diet. Once again, I understand that Tre refused to eat it because it wasn't a vegan diet. I have no problem with that.
Finally, (correct me if I'm wrong on any part of this), He was offered cooked vegetables, but Still Tre Arrow refused to eat them because it wasn't a Raw Vegan diet.
Now here is where I need help. If this is true, I don't understand why he would allow himself to deteriorate to a point that has effected his heath enough to be hospitalized.
How are raw vegetables more ethical to eat than cooked vegetables? I'm not talking about his preferences, or belief that raw veggies are better for you than cooked ones. I'm wanting to know how is it unethical to eat cooked vegetables?
From the description people have left on this website about his health, it is very evident that even if he makes a recovery his has done permanent harm to his body and brain, heart, and other internal organs, and has taken decades off the back end of his life.
I'm not suggesting that he should have given in and ate a not-vegetarian diet, I'm only wanting to know the decision process he used in refusing to eat cooked vegetables?