A gang in search of food broke into a zoo at night and butchered a horse for food, it has been reported.
The shocking incident in Caraca has been held up as an example of the desperation of the Venezuelan people who are enduring a severe economic crisis ..
With looting and food shortages commonplace, it’s been reported that several people forced their way into Caricuao Zoo in search of food. …
The same zoo lost several Vietnamese pigs and sheep earlier in the summer under similar circumstances.
Marlene Sifontes, union leader at the government agency that runs the zoo INPARQUES, said the situation was “very sad” as the animals lack food themselves.
A tapir reportedly died in the zoo from starvation just weeks before the horse was slain.