Citizens in one Western country are hunting pigeons, cats and even dogs for food because of an economic crisis that has emptied supermarket shelves and led to lengthy blackouts.
Ramon Muchacho, mayor of the Chacao region in Venezuela’s capital, Caracas, delivered the shocking news earlier this month when news began spreading that Venezuelan soldiers were stealing goats for food.
“People hunting cats and dogs in the streets, and pigeons in the squares, to eat them,” he wrote. “This is not a joke. It is a very painful reality.”
Six of Venezuela’s officers were arrested for stealing goats to kill for meat, The Panama Post reported, after no food had been delivered to their army base.