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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.
In a vaguely-worded decree, Venezuelan officials indicated that public and private sector employees could be forced to work in the country's fields for at least 60-day periods, which may be extended "if circumstances merit."
"Trying to tackle Venezuela's severe food shortages by forcing people to work the fields is like trying to fix a broken leg with a band aid," Erika Guevara Rosas, Americas' Director at Amnesty International, said in a statement.
originally posted by: ketsuko
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: ketsuko
Socialism has always been synonymous with slavery.
I know, and you know. Try telling that to many of the fine folks here who think socialism is wonderful though. They refuse to hear it.
originally posted by: vonclod
a reply to: infolurker
They had all their egg's in one basket, I really feel for the people there.