Caracastan implosion update: Castro-style socialism imperils Venezuelan zoo animals

 

Bolivarian tiger

The real story is this: Castro-inspired “Bolviarian” Chavism is causing starvation in Venezuela, and not just among the human population.

The economy of the Cuban colony of Caracastan has deteriorated so much that even zoo animals are starving and dying in record numbers.

And many sources report that Venezuelans have begun to eat their pets and other animals.

But don’t expect the BBC to mention this very simple and very obvious fact: the Cuban colony of Caracastan is starving because of socialism.

No. The masters of understatement take their usual approach: “let’s understate our understatement.”

God forbid that anyone at the BBC dare to say anything that might be interpreted as biased against socialism.

Animals go hungry in Venezuela zoos due to shortages

Around 50 animals in one of Venezuela’s main zoos are reported to have died of hunger over the last six months because of chronic food shortages.

Some of the animals at the Caracas zoo are reported not to have eaten for weeks.

A union leader for employees in the state parks, Marlene Sifontes, told Reuters news agency some had spent two weeks without food before they died.

She said lions and tigers in the zoo in Caracas were fed mango and pumpkin to make up their meat rations.

Government officials have denied the deaths were due to a lack of food.

In other cities zoos are reported to be in a worse situation, forced to ask for donations of fruit, vegetables and meat from local businesses.

Marlene Sifontes, union leader for employees of the state park agency, Inparques, said: “The story of the animals at Caricuao is a metaphor for Venezuelan suffering.”

Venezuela is in the grip of a severe economic crisis which has led to food shortages and periodic looting.

President Nicolas Maduro blames the country’s problems on what he says is an “economic war” waged by businessmen and government opponents.

His opponents blame the crisis on economic mismanagement by the government and a heavy reliance on oil, which has dropped in price.

Read more HERE.  See video report from Granma Euro-Lite (Reuters) HERE.

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1 thought on “Caracastan implosion update: Castro-style socialism imperils Venezuelan zoo animals”

  1. Nothing wrong with those animals. They’re just on a gluten-free, low-fat, low-calorie diet. Very low-calorie. It’s the fashionista look–they look at least as good as Sarah Jessica Parker.

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