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Rabbit Meat is a Socialist Treat September 14, 2017

Posted by geoff in News.

When we watched Hugo Chavez nationalize Venezuelan industries some ten years ago, we were pretty sure that it would end very badly for the Venezuelan people. Now Venezuelans are having shortages of food, medicine, and pretty much everything else.

But don’t fret – Nicholas Maduro has a plan:

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.

Unfathomable that they have been reduced to this.

I recall Michael Moore’s awful “documentary” Roger and Me, in which he uses the example of a woman selling rabbit meat as an example of how capitalism failed the auto workers of Flint, MI.

Somehow I don’t think he’ll apply that same standard to Venezuela, which has made it government policy.


1. Cathy - September 14, 2017

I’ve eaten rabbit meat.

Tastes like chicken.

2. Jimbro - September 14, 2017

I don’t think Venezuelans will suffer rabbit starvation


All the rabbit meat will be supplemented with grass clippings and grubs so they’ll be just fine.

3. Retired Geezer - September 14, 2017

Jimbro, that was pretty interesting.

4. lauraw - September 14, 2017

*raises hand*

Um, what will the rabbits eat?

5. lauraw - September 14, 2017

This is surely Maduro’s ‘let them eat cake’ moment.

6. lauraw - September 14, 2017

I seem to recall a similar gambit with Kim Jong Il and that guy who breeds giant rabbits.

7. skinbad - September 15, 2017

in “Jean de Florette” Gerard Depardieu has a rabbit scheme as well. Good movie–even if it’s French.

8. Mrs. Peel - September 16, 2017

I guess it’s better than coypus.

I’ve never eaten rabbit myself, and I could never manage to shoot them in Oregon Trail bc they moved too fast.

9. lauraw - September 16, 2017

My Italian grandmother made the best rabbit dish. Every once in a while I make it for my mom. Always causes a wave of nostalgia.

I ate a wild bunny a coupletree years back. Gamey and skinny. Can’t recommend it, when there’s great grocery store rabbit to be had.

w/r/t ‘rabbit starvation,’ an exacerbating factor may be that even when there *is* fat on a rabbit, you automatically cut it away because rabbit fat tastes awful.

10. Jimbro - September 16, 2017

I’ve only had rabbit once and it was pretty well prepared. The circumstances are unique enough that I remember the meal well. Two friends from med school and I climbed to the top of Tuckerman Ravine in the spring while there was still snow on it. It was a foggy, overcast day and to celebrate our survival we dined at a fancy French restaurant. Since we were relatively poor the bill was tough to handle. We shared dishes to each sample the fancy food. Had my first glass of scotch after dinner by a fireplace that night. The memory was well worth the price we paid.

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