Socialist Venezuela's Answer to Starvation? Eating Zoo Animals...
In case you were wondering, the people of Venezuela are still starving to death thanks to your friendly neighborhood socialism (see SOCIALISM: Starving Venezuelan Doctors & Teachers Resort to Prostitution to Survive…). While citizens have previously feasted on Chef Boygarbage and their pet dogs, the stakes are higher in a new form of carnivorism. The vegans won't be happy.
One morning in August at the metropolitan zoo in the torrid city of Maracaibo, workers were shocked to find the bones of a buffalo and some wild pigs inside their cages with clear signs of mutilation. Thieves allegedly stole the meat to eat what they could and sell the rest on the local market.
In west Caracas, at the zoo of Caricuao district, the same sort of thing happened. Watchmen found the bones and offal of a black horse inside its enclosure. Apparently the perpetrators only took the edible parts of the animal.
Smart. One wonders if they took pictures with their kill and tagged #PETA before scurrying home, gobbling raw horse meat in hand. It gets even worse. But don't worry, the Venezuelan president has everything under control. He's trying to start rabbit farms around the capital to feed people. Trigger warning for the Easter Bunny:
“We want people to stop seeing these [rabbits] as pets and start seeing them as what they really are, two kilograms of meat full of protein,” declared Minister of Urban Agriculture Freddy Bernal.
But, indeed, Venezuelans traditionally do see rabbits as pets and not food, so in areas where the government brought rabbits to start farms people started adopting them, giving them funny nicknames, and even embellishing their long ears with colorful bows. No question of eating the little dears after that.
This situation is a perfect dichotomy between smart carnivores and those whose bones are sticking out of their chests saying, "But look at Fluffy's pretty ribbons!"
This is a perfect example of how socialism works. Hint: it doesn't. Even if socialism is dressed up in the pretty pink bows under the label of "Democratic," it still steals from the wealthy, "gives" nothing but breadlines to the poor, leads people to starve, then makes people slaughter Timon and Pumbaa for breakfast. It's a good system for the mass genocide of caged animals. Not a good system for the vegans. Or, you know, people who want to live well...