The crisis in Venezuela is reaching a new level.

The latest victims of descent into economic oblivion and chaos are Zoo animals.

Venezuelan authorities are investigating the disappearance of more than 10 species of animals from the Zulia Metropolitan Zoological Park including a buffalo which was butchered, two tapirs and a jungle animal that is also similar to a pig that is described as vulnerable to extinction by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Presumably these animals were taken for food.

According to a survey by nutrition expert and Venezuela native Susana Raffalli, 44 percent reported families are going a whole day without eating anything at all. Knowing this we are scared for the future of people and animals in Venezuela and we must do something to help.

ISWMP is trying to aid three jaguars, three ocelots and two pumas left without food or the minimum conditions suitable to preserve their health, in Botanical Garden of the UNELLEZ University, which used to be a Zoo many years ago. If there wasn’t for wonderful people from @proanimalsvzl these animals would already be starved to death.

We must help them get out of this awful crisis and a civil war Venezuela faces today.

These animals shouldn’t even be in a Zoo to begin with, and certainly don’t deserve to be object of abuse and cruelty.

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