Reports just in are claiming that some North Koreans are being ordered to hand over their pet dogs so that they can be killed for their meat.
Apparently Kim Jong-un announced last month that owning a pet is now against the law, claiming having a dog at home as ‘a tainted trend of bourgeois ideology’, reports the Daily Mail.
This is absolutely horrible! I could not imagine having to handover my dog, he’s my best little buddy and constant companion!
In North Korea, don’t they torture the dogs first? Some belief about tenderizing the meat?? Boiling alive, skinning alive, clubbing them to death?— Pixie D (@AdrienneC123) August 17, 2020
A source told South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper:
Authorities have identified households with pet dogs and are forcing them to give them up or forcefully confiscating them and putting them down.
Some of the dogs are sent to state-run zoos or sold to dog meat restaurants.
Dog has been considered a delicasy on the Korean Peninsula for eons, however it is slowly becoming a thing of the past in the South.
That being said, there are still around 1 million dogs reared on farms every year in the south.
But just why is dog meat so popular? Well, apparently it provides both energy and stamina.
It’s often served in a spicy soup or stew with vegetables and in winter it’s known for raising the body’s temperature.