Thursday, 20 August 2020

People in North Korea are reportedly being forced to give up their pet dogs so they can be used as dog meat for restaurants.

 

 

People in North Korea are reportedly being forced to give up their pet dogs so they can be used as dog meat for restaurants.

The move by the leader Kim Jong Un is thought to be aimed at appeasing rising discontent among the public amid a dire economic situation.
 


Pet dogs are thought to be owned mostly by the elite and wealthy in the capital Pyongyang and are seen by authorities a symbol of capitalist "decadence", while ordinary people have pigs and other livestock.

The government issued a ban on pet ownership in July, denouncing it as "a tainted trend by bourgeois ideology", according to South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper, citing a source.

The source said: "Authorities have identified households with pet dogs and are forcing them to give them up or forcefully confiscating them and putting them down."

Some of the dogs are being sent to state-run zoos or sold to dog meat restaurants

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