Entertainment Venezualans Now Eating Starving Zoo Animals, WHAT THE EFF IS GOING ON?

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  1. VarmintSam

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    We can't decide what's sadder, the fact that the people and zoo animals are starving, or that the people are now eating the animals.

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    A food shortage plaguing Venezuela right now has thrown citizens into a frenzy in search for sustenance and they have resorted to breaking into zoos to butcher and eat the animals.

    Last week, groups of intruders broke into Caricuao Zoo in Caracas, Venezuela, pulled a rare black stallion from its cage, and slaughtered him there on the spot. They left behind only his head and ribs, which zookeepers found in the morning when they entered to care for the lone horse.

    Earlier this month, Vietnamese pigs and sheep that called the zoo their home were stolen by citizens for food as well.

    If the animals aren’t being stolen and butchered to feed the starving Venezuelan citizens, they’re dying from starvation themselves, as the zoos’ food shipments are few and far between.

    Marlene Sifontes, a union leader at INPARQUES, the government agency that runs the Caricuao Zoo, told Reutersin a recent interview:

    “The situation that our zoo is going through is very sad. We have animals that have not eaten for up to 15 days, which affects their health.”

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    Many animals have been showing signs of emaciation, and over the last six months over 50 animals have died in the nation’s main zoos. Among the deceased are Vietnamese pigs, tapirs, rabbits and birds. The zookeepers have resorted to feeding the animals food that isn’t in their normal diet; lions and tigers are eating pumpkin rather than meat and elephants are eating tropical fruit instead of hay.

    Their situation is similar to those of the Venezuelan citizens, who wait in long lines at supermarkets everyday hoping to find severely overpriced meat, rice, and chicken. This is why they have resorted to eating the animals at the zoos.

    The food shortage is being caused by economic policies that involve strict price controls and foreign exchange controls that make it unprofitable for businesses to import or produce food to then sell to consumers. The government has said nothing of trying to change these laws, but instead suggested making private sector employees with agriculture experience to leave their jobs and work for state-run farms.

    In the meantime, the food shortage is worsening for both animals and humans, but a dozen animals at one zoo are going to be transported to other zoos to ensure their safety. For the remaining animals and humans, safety from starvation or other hungry people is something they are no longer promised in their own country.
     
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    Why don't some of the rich baseball players from Venezuela give back 1% of the money they make in mlb and maybe people wouldn't starve.
     
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    Thanks Hugo :thumbup2:

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    Socialism at its finest

    Econ 101. When you fix prices below what it costs to import/make them, nobody will import/make them and you wil get shortages.
     
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    they should host the winter Olympics in 2 years. that'll turn things right around
     
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    How about the people throw out the fucks that put them into this position. The wonderful socialist paradise that never can be.
     
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    It will become a story when they start eating eachother.
     
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    That country's been feeling "The Burn" for decades. Socialism = you eventually run out of other people's money.The starving chickens have finally come home to roost!
     
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    Poorly run centrally planned economy and falling oil prices.
     
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    Forced labor in the fields sounds like fun.
     
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    :jj:Fucking moron
     
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    You quoted me before the edit, asshole!
     
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    Show related because I used a robin quivers quote in the title
     
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    I see you lurking, potroast! Fucking asshole!
     
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    Hi Schmoopy :hw:
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, Venezuelas supposed to be a socialist paradise. Isn't it? :scratch:
     
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    It will become a story when they can blame it on a Republican.
     
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