Amid Pandemic dilemma North Korea has plunged into a state of emergency after record braking monsoon which rocked the nation into a severe food crisis. According to a report published by The UN up to 60% of the North Korean population is suffering from a severe food shortage.
Director Kim Jong-un has declared owning a pet dog is now considered a ‘decadent’ luxury and a ‘tainted’ trend by bourgeois ideology’, and must be surrendered and must be surrendered, according to a report by South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo media outlet.
Korean Authorities are now identified households with pet dogs and are forcing them to give up their pet or forcefully confiscating them and putting them down. According to South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper, “Some of them are then taken to state-run zoos, or sold to dog meat restaurants.”
According to the authority, dogs are kept by the countries most elite classes who can afford the luxury, so the ban on pet dogs and confiscation of them will do with the economic inequality and simultaneously will solve the severe food crisis.
According to a source, all dogs over 15 kg were taken up to supply Pyongyang restaurants with meat. Owners received certificates instead of money, which will allow them to be reimbursed with oil and rice on 10 October.
Dog meat is considered as a delicacy in North Korea and China, although its not so popular in South Korea nearly 1 million dogs are reared in farms to be consumed in South Korea.