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Thieves steal Venezuela zoo animals to eat them

By zzyzzx following x   2017 Aug 17, 6:49am 496 views   9 comments   watch   quote     share  


http://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-animals-idUSKCN1AW2NN

MARACAIBO, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela authorities are investigating the theft of animals from a zoo in western state of Zulia that were likely snatched to be eaten, a further sign of hunger in a country struggling with chronic food shortages.

A police official said two collared peccaries, which are similar in appearance to boars, were stolen over the weekend from the Zulia Metropolitan Zoological Park in the sweltering city of Maracaibo near the Colombian border.

"What we presume is that they (were taken) with the intention of eating them," Luis Morales, an official for the Zulia division of the National Police, told reporters on Tuesday.

The chaotic collapse of the country's socialist economic model has created chronic food shortages that have fueled malnutrition and left millions seeking food anywhere they can find it, including in trash cans and dumpsters.

Shortages have also left zoos without sufficient food to feed animals, with some 50 animals starving to death last year at a Caracas zoos.

The government denied the animals had starved, insisting they had been treated "like family."

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1 zzyzzx   ignore (2)   2017 Aug 17, 6:49am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Clearly, cannibal anarchy is next for Venezuela!

2 Strategist   ignore (1)   2017 Aug 17, 8:41am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

I thought the Russians just loaned Venezuela $8 billion. Where's the food?

3 Roidy   ignore (1)   2017 Aug 17, 7:37pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Gentle Reader,

Ok, one more time, and probably not the last time. Venezuela's problem is not socialism. Their problem is a tax base that is dependent upon the price of oil. I know about how this works because I am from Louisiana. When we have high oil prices we do pretty well. When oil declines and it always does, we have a complete mess here in this state. Disaster. I'm not sure why we don't have more success in economic diversification. We try to get away from oil price dependence, but it doesn't seem to work all that well.

Not socialism. Oil.

Regards,
Roidy

4 Strategist   ignore (1)   2017 Aug 17, 8:03pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Roidy says

Ok, one more time, and probably not the last time. Venezuela's problem is not socialism. Their problem is a tax base that is dependent upon the price of oil. I know about how this works because I am from Louisiana. When we have high oil prices we do pretty well.

It is socialism, and i'll tell you why. If Venezuela was a capitalist country, they would have diversified and progressed with the help of corporations to make different products, create higher paying jobs, and prosperity for all. Instead, Venezuela chose socialism, chasing away corporations and the jobs they created. Now, they make nothing and are wholly dependent on a natural resource. Why are they starving, when their neighbors who have no oil are doing better?
It's always the socialists and communists that are the biggest losers.

5 NoYes   ignore (2)   2017 Aug 17, 8:18pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Animal Shelter stock prices are up.

6 BlueSardine   ignore (3)   2017 Aug 17, 8:34pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Link?

Roidy says

Gentle Reader,

7 Roidy   ignore (1)   2017 Aug 18, 4:59am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Strategist says

It is socialism, and i'll tell you why. If Venezuela was a capitalist country, they would have diversified and progressed with the help of corporations to make different products, create higher paying jobs, and prosperity for all. Instead, Venezuela chose socialism, chasing away corporations and the jobs they created. Now, they make nothing and are wholly dependent on a natural resource. Why are they starving, when their neighbors who have no oil are doing better?

It's always the socialists and communists that are the biggest losers.

Gentle Reader,

Oil. This would have happened if they were capitalists or anything else you can imagine.

Regards,
Roidy

8 Strategist   ignore (1)   2017 Aug 18, 8:13am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Roidy says

Gentle Reader,

Oil. This would have happened if they were capitalists or anything else you can imagine.

America produces a lot more crude than Venezuela. We are the second largest producer of crude on the planet, but i don't see any starvation. Just fat people on diet.
Why do you think that is?


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