September 6, 2017
The food crisis in Venezuela has forced the population to butcher their pet dogs for meat, opposition party leaders claim.
Photos released this weekend show two men in the capital Caracas skinning and cutting up a dog in the street, allegedly in order to get something to eat.
Venezuela has been suffering severe food shortages for years, but the situation has worsened in the wake of the recent constitutional assembly elections, and now two thirds of families say they cannot afford meat, eggs or margarine.
The images have been put out by opposition party Vente Venezuela as President Nicholas Maduro offered financial assistance to the victims of Hurricane Harvey in the U.S. to the tune of $5million (£3.84million).
‘While the dictatorship gives away $5 million to the United States and others are considering governorships, Venezuelans are eating dogs,’ party representative Javier Chirinos tweeted.
This article was posted: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 8:27 am