Neeee, what’s up, Doc?
Venezuela, a country with a worse rate of infant mortality than war-torn Syria and 25,000 murders a year, has found a new way to kill off its starving populace. It proposes that the the survivors of this failed state poison themselves at the meal-table.
Reuters reports that the latest initiative by the hopeless socialists who are ruining this poor country is the ‘Rabbit Plan’.
‘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 President Nicolas Maduro this week. ‘A rabbit is not a pet; it’s two and a half kilos (5lb 8oz) of meat that is high in protein, with no cholesterol.’
This is an effort to boost food availability. The government is also telling its hungry people to plant crops on the roofs of their houses or apartments.
Since humans cannot metabolise grass, it should make sense to turn indigestible cellulose into tasty protein. In fact, why don’t other food-poor countries follow suit?
It’s because an all-rabbit diet is lethal. Rabbit meat is very lean. It is high in protein, but too low in fat. It takes more energy to digest rabbit than the meat provides. This is usually described as ‘rabbit starvation’, or protein poisoning.
The Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson described it as follows:
‘Rabbit eaters, if they have no fat from another source – beaver, moose, fish – will develop diarrhoea in about a week, with headache, lassitude, a vague discomfort. If there are enough rabbits, the people eat till their stomachs are distended; but no matter how much they eat they feel unsatisfied.’
Not content with plundering the economy, being a conduit for the Colombian drugs trade, starving his people and destroying democracy, President Maduro and his kleptocratic henchpersons want to poison the living victims of his socialistic rampage. The population will contract to match the size of this disastrously planned economy.
Perhaps Maduro and his sidekick Bernal could lead by example and eat home-grown rabbit to the exclusion of any other meat to show his people how it is done.