Kim Jong-un orders North Koreans to hand over pet dogs — so they can be used as meat

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North Korean dictator Kim Kong-un has ordered citizens to hand over their pet dogs — so they can be killed for food. The hermit state says pet dogs are now considered a “decadent” luxury and “a ‘tainted’ trend by bourgeois ideology,” and must be surrendered, according to a report by South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo media outlet. The outlet says the move is likely designed to quell public anger over the country’s economic tailspin. A source told the outlet that Kim made the order in July. “Authorities have identified households with pet dogs and are forcing them to give them up or forcefully confiscating them and putting them down,” the source said. Once the pets are rounded up, it’s reported, some go to zoos and some are sold into the restaurant trade, where dogs are regularly consumed.