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Carbon Pawprints: North Korea has gone to the dogs, and so have environmentalists

27 March 2024

1:23 AM

27 March 2024

1:23 AM

In 2020, the dictator of North Korea, Kim Jong-Un, ordered the confiscation of dogs owned by those living in the capital of Pyongyang because they had grown to represent ‘Western decadence’.

Apparently unaware humans have been keeping dogs as pets for more than 30,000 years, he decided that they were part of a ‘tainted trend within a bourgeois ideology’.

‘Ordinary people raise pigs and livestock on their porches, but high-ranking officials and the wealthy own pet dogs, which stoked some resentment [among the lower classes].

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