Thursday, September 14, 2017

Try Not to Laugh

9/14/17 BBC:
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has devised a "rabbit plan" to counter the economic war he says is being waged against his government by "imperialist forces".
The president urged crisis-hit Venezuelans to breed rabbits and eat them as a source of animal protein.
Venezuela is facing record levels of child malnutrition amid persistent food shortages.
The leader did say that the "rabbit plan" had not got off to a good start and the minister of urban agriculture, Freddy Bernal, said there had been a "cultural problem".
'People put bows on them'
President Maduro said rabbit kittens had been handed to 15 communities as part of a pilot project by Mr Bernal.
"When he came back, 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."
"A lot of people gave names to the rabbits, they took them to bed," Mr Bernal said.
The minister urged Venezuelans to start seeing rabbits "from the point of view of the economic war".


  1. I honestly had to check the URL to make sure it wasn't The Onion.

  2. Holy!!! You can die on a diet of just rabbits. Their meat is deficient in something important (can't remember what).

  3. This sounds oddly like the flip side of the story of the giant German rabbits sent to North Korea that apparently got eaten instead of bred.

  4. Yep, there's a saying in the South, "If you're going to eat it, don't name it."
    Alan King once told of how he bought a turkey to have for Thanksgiving Dinner, to teach his children where food came from. There was a disagreement about actually eating the turkey, but he finally prevailed. The turkey sat to his right.

  5. Will
    Rabbits have little or no fat; several months of rabbit-only results in death due to no fat.