Kim Jong Un orders confiscation of pet dogs in Pyongyang

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North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has ordered the confiscation of pet dogs in the nation’s capital, claiming the dogs represent Western ‘decadence’ – but their owners fear Fido is really heading for someone’s dinner .

Kim released the directive in July to round up the pets, saying they were part of “a trend ‘marred’ by bourgeois ideology,” a source told the English edition of Chosun Ilbo, a newspaper South Korean.

“Ordinary people keep pigs and cattle on their porches, but high officials and the wealthy own pet dogs, which has stoked some resentment” among the lower classes, the source said.

“Authorities have identified households with pet dogs and are forcing them to abandon them or forcibly confiscate and kill them. ”

But as the oppressive regime says the move is to quell the capitalist extravagance in Pyongyang, dog owners fear that given North Korea’s food shortage – and the propensity to eat dog meat – the directive came only to feed the masses.

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Dog owners “curse Kim Jong Un behind his back” but otherwise their hands are tied, the source lamented.

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