- Maduro government proposes ‘rabbit plan’ to end chronic food shortages
- Agriculture minister: ‘A rabbit is not a pet; it’s two and a half kilos of meat’
Venezuela’s government has urged citizens to see rabbits as more than “cute pets” as it defended a plan to breed and eat them – even as the opposition says this would do nothing to end chronic food shortages.
The “rabbit plan” is an effort by the government of Nicolás Maduro to boost food availability. Authorities have also taught citizens to plant food on roofs and balconies of their homes.