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Venezuela's new plan to beat hunger: Breed rabbits




CARACAS: Venezuela's government this week urged citizens to see rabbits as more than "cute pets" as it defended a plan to breed and eat them even as the opposition says this would do nothing to end chronic food shortages.

The "Rabbit Plan" is an effort by the government of President Nicolas Maduro to boost food availability. Authorities have also taught citizens to plant food on roofs and balconies of their homes.

Maduro's adversaries dismiss such ideas as nonsensical, insisting the real problem is a failed model of oil-financed socialism that was unable to survive after crude markets collapsed.

"There is a cultural problem because we have been taught that rabbits are cute pets," Urban Agriculture Minister Freddy Bernal said during a televised broadcast with Maduro this week. "A rabbit is not a pet; it's two and a half kilos (5.5 pounds) of meat that is high in protein, with no cholesterol."
Maduro's critics lampooned the idea.

"Are you serious?" asked Henrique Capriles, a state governor and two-time opposition presidential candidate in a video to response to Bernal. " ... You want people to start raising rabbits to solve the problem of hunger in our country?"

Rabbit consumption is common in Europe and to lesser extent in the United States. The animals are more efficient than pigs and cattle in converting protein into edible meat, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
But raising rabbits in significant quantities in contemporary Venezuela would be difficult.

The country's constant shortages, resulting from stringent price and currency controls, would probably leave the would-be rabbit industry struggling to find materials ranging from feed to metal and wire for breeding cages.

Maduro says the country is a victim of an "economic war" led by adversaries and fueled by recent sanctions imposed by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Can somebody explain in few sentences why what when where how Venezuela such an oil rich nation became like Ethiopia and Rwanda and Somalia? BTW what are the chicks doing there? They must be the latina ones.

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- Oil was $80~$100 a barrel during Chavez's time
- Huge money spent on welfare schemes and food/medicine subsidies
- Idea was to make essential items affordable to every class and bring up social equality
- Prices of some key food items became lower than the cost of production
- Manufacturers had to stop domestic production to curtail losses (e.g. cornflour industry)
- Oil prices started crashing after 2015
- Those generous food subsidies were getting hard to maintain
- Minimum wages were given a 65% raise
- Country's cash reserves started depleting
- Govt had less money to buy from other countries
- To beat the inflation, people started eating less. (Maduro diet)
- Constant suffering turned to protesting
- And this was the demise of socialist utopia


a) Food is always the number 1 priority for any living being. Religion, love, books, toilets, buses, wars, relations etc have no value unless the priority# 1 is not met. Venezuela have been too dependent on purchasing food/medicines from other countries - with oil money. Oil is a depleting commodity and its price depends on world economy.
b) Thankfully, the strict gun control has averted a civil war for the time being... but not for long.

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in simple words,

Venezuela is socialist country, It thought

Bigger Government CAN, MUST & WILL solve all the problems of people.
Govt ended up incurring losses to give amenities to people,
couldn't bear losses & has stopped giving amenities to people.

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bunnies are yummies!

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In a few lines everybody knows what the prob in Venezuela is. Thx Bong. But what about the Latina chicks. What are they upto. Surely not breeding rabbits.

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In a few lines everybody knows what the prob in Venezuela is. Thx Bong. But what about the Latina chicks. What are they upto. Surely not breeding rabbits.
Famine struck latina chicks will eat your little bunny. Never trust a starving chick!

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But what about the Latina chicks. What are they upto. Surely not breeding rabbits.
That's your area of expertise
Only you can provide a better insight

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