forced to give up their pet dogs

North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, has ordered the confiscation of domestic dogs for preparing them as food in restaurants, in light of an acute food shortage in the country.

And Kim announced last July that owning a pet dog is against the law, and condemned his presence in the house. As a trend polluting bourgeois ideology.

A source told the South Korean newspaper, Chosun Ilbo, that Pyongyang authorities have identified families who have pet dogs and force them to abandon them or confiscate them by force, otherwise they will be punished.

North Korea dogs

“Some dogs are sent to state-run zoos or sold to dog meat restaurants,” the source added.

According to a recent United Nations report, up to 60 percent of North Korea's population of 25.5 million face "widespread food shortages", exacerbated by international sanctions imposed on the regime over the nuclear missile programs.

Dog meat has long been considered a delicacy on the Korean Peninsula, although the tradition of dog eating is gradually fading away in its southern part.

North Korea dogs

Nevertheless, an estimated 1 million dogs are bred on farms for consumption each year in the South.

Dog meat is most popular in Korea in the hot and humid summer months, as it is believed to provide energy and stamina.

The Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported that dog owners denounce Kim Jong Un's decision, but they have nothing to do and must comply with the authorities' orders.

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