Kim Jong-Un Orders Pet Dogs To Be Confiscated

The supreme leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-Un, has cracked down on the ownership of pet dogs in North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang.

What We Know:

  • Kim Jong-Un has served as North Korea’s supreme leader since 2011 after his father, Kim Jong-il, passed away. His father served as the supreme leader of North Korea for 17 years prior.
  • According to the English edition of Chosun Ilbo, a South Korean newspaper, the suppressive regime under Kim Jong-Un is cracking down on the ownership of pet dogs among the Pyongyang elite. The North Korean leader condemned the ownership as “a ‘tainted’ trend by bourgeois ideology”. Kim Jong-Un went on to note that dog ownership is an attempt to mimic “western decadence”.
  • The North Korean government is insisting, “Ordinary people raise pigs and livestock on their porches, but high-ranking officials and the wealthy own pet dogs”. This statement caused some tension in the capital; unfortunately, citizens can do nothing under the regime.
  • North Korean authorities have identified households that own dogs and plan to confiscate them immediately with force if owners do not give them up voluntarily.
  • Many citizens believe this confiscation is in response to the food shortage in North Korea rather than a condemnation of bourgeois gluttony.

Kim Jong-Un continues to stand by his confiscation order with no chance of citizen defiance insight.