Kim issued a directive to round up pets in July, claiming they were “part of a ‘tainted’ trend by bourgeois ideology,” a source told the English version of the South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo.
The source said, “Ordinary people raise pigs and livestock on their porches, but high-ranking officials and wealthy domesticated dogs who have some ‘displeasure’ among the lower class.”
“Authorities have identified homes with pet dogs and are forcing or forcing them to seize and put them on. ‘
But while the repressive regime says the move is meant to reduce capitalist wastage in Pyongyang, dog owners fear that given North Korea’s lack of food – and the propensity for dog meat to eat – directs only to the public To feed.
The dog’s owner is “cursing Kim Jong-un behind his back”, but otherwise, his hands are tied, the source agreed.