Skip to comments.More Than 50 Animals Starve to Death in Venezuela's Zoos
Posted on 08/01/2016 7:36:24 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
At least 50 animals have died in the last six months at the Caricuao zoo in Caracas, Venezuela, due to widespread food shortages that are affecting both man and beast in the socialist nation.
Marlene Sifontes, a union leader for employees of state parks agency Inparques which oversees zoos, told Reuters that the zoo lost Vietnamese pigs, tapirs, rabbits and birds after the animals went weeks without eating. Others animals at the zoo are in danger of severe malnutrition. Lions and tigers, which should be on a carnivorous diet, are being fed mango and pumpkin just to get something in their empty stomachs, while an elephant is being fed tropical fruit instead of its usual diet of hay, the union leader said. According to one report, the big cats are being fed slaughtered thoroughbred racehorses from a nearby race track.
The tweet below reportedly shows a picture of one of the tapirs that died of starvation at the Caricuao zoo. The English translation: "Danta from the Caricuao zoo died from hunger according to info sources from the institution. Another in bad conditions."
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More Than 50 Animals Starve to Death in Venezuela's Zoos as the Nation Endures Devastating Food Shortages
Why don’t the morons place the animals in other zoos?
Everyone and everything suffers under socialism. Except the ruling elite and their JBTs.
Why don’t the hungry people eat the animals?
The important thing is they were able to bake a $100,000 birthday cake the other day for their dead Dear Leader.
[[Why dont the morons place the animals in other zoos?]]
Because they are socialist morons.
Those zookeepers are probably just thinking that they need to increase taxes again and food will just magically appear.
What about the starving Humans, are they not important?
No matter the failure of Venezuela, so many in the USA want these policies here and will stand up for Mrs. Bill to get them.
I’m surprised people didn’t eat the animals already given that food is in short supply.
In the photos, they don’t look very gaunt... ribs aren’t sticking out.
Where are the liberal animal rights activists who no doubt extol the virtues of socialism?
It’s just despicable! The way those poor animals suffered and are suffering to preserve this stupid ideology is just heartbreaking. I am certain that if Venezuela asked that people around the world would donate food to these animal (and the people of Venezuela).
No matter how many times it fails, there are still people that want it. They just insist that it wasn’t done right, and when they do it right, it will be okay.
They probably no longer have the equipment nor staff to do it. And no one’s going out of their way to rescue animals that may not make it even if they manage to get them out.
I feel terrible, sitting here thinking how these poor captive animals are starving to death, kept that way by a bunch of commietards. Aren't there any international humane groups to come and get the animals and remove them to another zoo or sanctuary?
Where is PETA> People Eating Tasty Animals?
Places like Sweden made it look pretty good for awhile. In large part because a homogenous people and culture were of one mind to make it work. But most importantly: Pax Americana. A lot of the staggering expense of socialism was defrayed for decades under the umbrella of American defense forces on European soil.
My thought exactly....reach out to other zoos!
I hope the people who got so upset about Cyril? the lion, killed by the dentist ,(to the point that the man got death threats!), and by the silverback gorilla who was put down, will put their money where their mouths are and find a way to help these animals.
Socialists would rather have the animals starve to death than admit they can’t take care of them. Think about that, when you ask yourself the question of how long the socialists will try to hold on to power in Venezuela, or the United States.
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