North Koreans ordered to hand over pet dogs for meat amid food shortage?
First Published 19, Aug 2020, 5:27 PM
Kim Jong-un has reportedly ordered citizens to hand over their pet dogs as the country struggles with food shortages amid a pandemic.
As per reports, North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un has ordered citizens to hand over their pet dogs as country struggles with food shortages amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Currently, North Korea is facing a shortage of food supplies; to stop the discontent among his people, Kim Jong-un has ordered people to hand over their pet dogs. As per reports, he used class difference as an excuse to justify the move, which is brutal and inhuman.
According to reports, Kim said that the common 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."
Another South Korea newspaper reported that North Korean authorities have identified houses with pet dogs and are forcing them to give them up. The paper also said that some of the dogs are sent to state-run zoos or sold to dog meat restaurants, and pet owners are "cursing Kim Jong Un behind his back”.
“Ordinary people raise pigs and livestock on their porches, but high-ranking officials and the wealthy own pet dogs, which stoked some resentment," a source was quoted as saying.