Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has been channeling his best Marie Antoinette this month in responding to widespread and growing hunger in the country. Maduro went on the news to told citizens to eat rabbits. The problem is that Venezuelans have been putting bows on the rabbits and adopting them as pets rather than eating them.
After the late former President Hugo Chavez and Maduro destroyed South America’s most successful economy and turned the country into an economic basket case, Maduro is out of ideas beyond his assuming authoritarian powers. The “Rabbit Plan” was the idea of his government to address rising starvation. A study published earlier this year reported that roughly 75 percent of Venezuelans lost an average of 19 pounds in the last year due to food shortages.
Maduro announced on television that “For animal protein, which is such an important issue, a ‘rabbit plan’ has been approved because rabbits also breed like rabbits.” That is when his Minister of Urban Architecture Freddy Bernal flagged with the worrisome fate of the rabbits Maduro distributed to 15 communities. Bernal is quoted as saying that “to his surprise he found people had put little bows on their rabbits and were keeping them as pets, it was an early setback to Plan Rabbit.” He referred to this as a “cultural problem” and insisted that the government need to convince people that “rabbits aren’t pets but two and a half kilos of meat.”
I think the problem is more severe than wanting to see bows on bunnies. Just as Maduro blames every economic problem on the United States, it is clear that these are running dog capitalist rabbits. After all. Maduro has denounced the colonist tendencies of the United States but selected an animal known to live in colonies. However, before Maduro goes to face these resilient rabbits, he might want to watch this video: