Skip to comments.Police believe thieves steal Venezuela zoo animals to eat them
Posted on 08/17/2017 2:38:47 PM PDT by EdnaMode
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.
President Nicolas Maduro blames food shortages on opposition protests that have blocked streets and highways and a broader "economic war" led by adversaries with the help of Washington.
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If the Trump administration falls and the establishment level Sanders/ Warren into power this is exactly what awaits us.
Wake up !
It is better than people eating each others’ children. If there is not a successful rising and overthrow soon, it will come to even that. It happened in Ukraine. it happened in China. it happened in Cambodia and in Vietnam.
And North Korea.
1 year old story
Zimbabwe...Venezuela...not a good similarity.
This year is 2017.
The same thing happened in Paris at the time of the Franco-Prussian War...people ate the animals in the zoo. A radical group took over Paris, the Paris Commune. They even went back to using the French Revolutionary calendar. Karl Marx (in London) thought this was the start of the proletarian revolution he had been predicting. Instead, it was soon crushed.
Pork barbecue at Pedro’s house tonite!
Tastes like chicken...
Pig. Peccaries are pigs.
Peccary. It’s what’s for dinner.
I bet the zoo animals were already starving .
Peccary meat is pretty nasty.
They really are not closely related to pigs, or even the wild hogs that infest my great state.
Not sure if they can interbreed. I sure hope not, as wild hogs can taste pretty nasty, too.
I hope we will never be that hungry. Kudzu is nutritious and reasonably tasty, but survival requires more calories.
According to Wikipedia, peccaries break of from pigs at the Family level of classification. Warthogs are more closely related to pigs (Suidae family) than either is to peccaries (Tayassuidae family).
With lots of Sweet Baby Ray’s sauce...Delicious!