24 Apr '11, 6pm

Zimbabwe Plans to Feed Elephants to Hungry Prisoners

The Zimbabwean prison system is overcrowded and underfunded, making it difficult to feed its 13,000 incarcerated criminals more than the most basic of dishes. According to reports, it's been several years since the inmates have had any meat in their diets. Instead they've subsisted on meals of mainly beans and cabbage -- but that soon may change. At a recent meeting to discuss the inmates' dietary deficiency, officials from Zimbabwe's Justice Ministry believe they have found a perfect solution for the prisons' bland cafeteria offerings that doesn't drain the nation's monetary wealth -- just its natural ones. "It was at this meeting that the ministry and the Prison Services Commission considered elephant meat as an option," Deputy Minister of Justice Obert Gutu told The Zimbabwe Independent . "It was agreed that since experts say that there is an overpopulation of elephants...

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