From our Great Accomplishments of Socialism Bureau with assistance from our Vacas Flacas Desk
You can’t make up this stuff. It’s horrific, but true. Socialism kills livestock as well as humans, due to its dysfunctional inefficiency.
Cattle have been dying by the tens of thousands in Camaguey and Las Tunas. No figures are available for the island of Cuba as a whole. God only knows how many more have starved to death in other provinces.
But try telling this to any American liberal or progressive. They will accuse you of lying.
Or, when faced with a story like this, they might blame capitalism or the stress of the “blockade” for causing anorexia in Cuban cattle.
Their dream of a social justice utopia is too sacred to relinquish, even when confronted with the truth.
Meanwhile, under socialism, Cubans are slowly starving too, like the cattle.
Tens of thousands of cows go unmilked. Tens of thousands more are not inseminated, leading to an alarming decrease in births. At the current rate of infertility, malnutrition, and lack of proper care, Castro, Inc. could very well make Cuban cattle extinct in just a few years.
Loosely translated from CiberCuba
More than 29,407 cattle died in Camagüey between January and July of this year, 58 percent of them due to malnutrition.
According to an article published in the local newspaper Invasor, the cattle industry in Camaguey shows high rates of inefficiency.
The progressive deterioration of the cattle mass in the province, which has always been the main cattle ranch in Cuba, is the main cause that the deaths of animals so far this year have increased by 4,212 more than in 2019.
Out of 161,449 cows that are of reproductive age, only 74,995 (46 percent) are being milked and of the total number of females (cows and heifers) capable of reproducing, only 34 percent are in the artificial insemination program, of which 31 percent are empty.
Meanwhile, in the peasant sector, owner of 80 percent of the animals, only 23 percent are inseminated. The rest get pregnant with free riding, and in many cases the bulls do not have good genetic conditions either.
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