North Korea: Kim Jong-un orders to give up pet dogs to save country from meat shortage

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Published: August 19,2020 03:29 PM
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August 19, 2020: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly ordered citizens to give up their pet dogs so that the canines can be converted into meat for restaurants amid a shortage of food

August 19, 2020: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly ordered citizens to give up their pet dogs so that the canines can be converted into meat for restaurants amid a shortage of food supplies in the country during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.





According to the reports, North Korea is currently facing a massive shortage of food supplies; to quell discontent among his people, the Supreme Leader has ordered people to hand over their pet dogs. He used class difference as an excuse to justify the move, which has been described as brutal and inhuman.



According to a report, he said that the ordinary people raise livestock and cattle while only the rich and elite have pet dogs. He called having pet dogs a sign of "capitalism" and "bourgeois ideology."



The reports suggested that the pandemic had led to "drastic economic hardship" which has been worsened by the 90% fall in trade with China. The United Nations said a few weeks ago that many families in North Korea were starving and that some can only afford one meal a day.





Amid such dire circumstances, the Supreme Leader feels that some families owning dogs as pets is a sign of opulence and wealth which is unfair for the lower strata of the society.