Bernie and gang must LOVE Venezuela, right?
After all, they’re a thriving SOCIALIST UTOPIA! …Right?
WRONG… so, so wrong. So terribly wrong.
This from Reuters:
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.
Of course the government insists everything is fine and dandy with socialism…. and that their people are quite literally starving to death because of “the ‘economic war’ led by adversaries with the help of Washington.” The missing Zoo animals are juuuuust fine. No one’s eating them. Nope. They’re just on a field trip! No dead zoo animals here!
Yeah….that’s not right. Your Socialism ain’t working, folks.
Anyway, the zoo employees know that’s all BS.
But zoo head Leonardo Nunez said a wave of thefts that in recent weeks had affected 10 species including a buffalo, which he said was cut into pieces, was orchestrated by “drug dealers” seeking to sell the animals.
Mauricio Castillo, a former zoo director, said thieves had made off with two tapirs, a jungle animal that is also similar to a pig that is described as vulnerable to extinction by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Shortages have also left zoos without sufficient food to feed animals, with some 50 animals starving to death last year at a Caracas zoos, according to a union leader.
The government denied the animals had starved, insisting they had been treated “like family.”
Venezuelan President Maduro probably chops his family up and eats them, too…so that’s accurate.
Bernie, care to comment?
No seriously, I wanna hear what Sanders has to say.