Don’t get too attached to your pet dog in North Korea as it might end up on the plate of a hungry customer in one of the restaurants in the capital. This is according to several reports in the media emanating from the secretive Nation where Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are so alien.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un ordered pet dogs to be confiscated in the country’s capital, saying the pooches represent Western “decadence’’. This however has not convinced many who fear the dogs would end up to reduce the food shortages in the nation.
The directive was issued in July to round up the pets, claiming they were part of “a ‘tainted’ trend by bourgeouis ideology,’’ a source told the English edition of Chosun Ilbo, a South Korean newspaper.
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.”Advertisement
Some of the dogs are being sent to state-run zoos or sold to dog meat restaurants, the source added.