Spaniards reduced to stealing food directly from farms

Re: Crime Rises in Spanish Countryside

Jean-François_Millet_-_Gleaners_-_Google_Art_Project_2First the Spaniards lock up their public dust bins so that tourists cannot see impoverished citizens searching or food scraps.  Now thieves are descending upon farms.  As one farmer says:

“You don’t steal eight rabbits to sell them,” said Rosa Marques, 43, who grew up in this village of 800 and is one of the organizers of the patrols. “You steal eight rabbits for food.”

Will the wonders of a common currency–the euro–never end?   Patrick Barron

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