Despite a clear record of horrifying failure throughout history, some still insist socialism and centrally-planned economics is a viable form of governance that merely needs a few tweaks here and there to make a society flourish.
The latest example of that flat-out falsehood is Venezuela, a once prosperous and beautiful oil-rich nation in South America that has declined significantly over the past decade, so much so that citizens now take to the streets almost daily in violent protest of the government and its policies.
The policies set forth by the “experts” in charge of the centrally-planned economy have resulted in bare shelves at grocery stores and an impoverished, starving, malnourished populace that will almost gladly eat whatever sort of food they can get their hands on.
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Unfortunately, the starving and malnutrition has also had a dire effect on the animals that live in Venezuela, most particularly those that live in the once-famed Caricuao Zoo in Caracas, where hungry animals are dropping like flies … when they aren’t being stolen and slaughtered by starving people to make a semblance of a meal for a day or two.
The Miami Herald reported in March about the sad case of Ruperta, a 46-year-old African elephant in the zoo slowly wasting away from malnutrition.
Of course, zoo authorities and government officials, including President Nicholas Maduro, insist publicly that everything is perfectly fine, according to Breitbart, but … [CONTINUE ON NEXT PAGE]