Is it true that dogs have been banned as pets in North Korea?

North Korean citizens still have dogs despite the leaders executive order to not have pet dogs but to treat them as livestock

April 2024: Most of us know that Kim Jong-un’s government does all it can to indoctrinate North Korean citizens into behaving like robots and worshipping the autocratic dictator. So, everything is homogenised. The citizens have to wear similar clothes and have similar haircuts and women can’t wear shorts but men can. It’s all designed …

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Is animal welfare poorer in autocracies compared to democracies?


There’s a good chance that animal welfare is weaker in autocracies compared to democracies, but it’s not a simple yes or no answer. Despite that balanced beginning, I think you can almost guarantee that in autocracies and dictatorships, animal welfare is poorer than in true, well-established democracies. I discuss the topic below. For me, …

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UK’s teenage girls are like canaries in a coal mine signalling dire world problems

The schoolkids are signalling to the adults that they are screwing up in managing the planet so they stop eating in a kind of protest

The kids – acting like canaries in a coal mine – are signalling to the adults that they are screwing up the management of the planet. The self-indulgent, egocentric adults don’t get it but the kids do. The kids see it and feel it. They see a bleak future but the adults are still …

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Chinese were developing a Covid-19 vaccine 5 months before it was declared a pandemic!

Picture of a throat swab taken by 2 veterinary staff at a Cairo clinic to test for Covid-19

NEWS AND VIEWS: This story is yet more evidence that the Covid-19 pandemic started in the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Wuhan, China; a laboratory (‘lab’) allegedly linked to the Chinese military in developing a biowarfare agent based on a novel coronavirus obtained from a bat species found in a mineshaft in China. The White …

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North Korea is hell on Earth for cats and dogs

North Koreans are starving to death thanks to his policies

For three and a half years North Korea has been shut off from the rest of the world. The Covid-19 pandemic started the process. But before that they were an unknown nation. Except for the little man with a funny haircut. The world knows his appearance rather too well because he likes to develop …

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Kim Jong-un declares war on cats fearing they bring Covid-19 to North Korea

Kim Jong-un

SUMMARY: Kim Jong-un has ordered the destruction of domestic and feral cats in North Korea together with pigeons because he believes that they spread the coronavirus while bringing it in across the border from China. It is a completely unwarranted and a cruel act of madness by a crazy dictator. NEWS AND COMMENT: Kim …

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