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North Korea is using pet dogs as meat to tackle the country's food shortage.

There is no official report published by the North Korean authorities about rounding up pet dogs or using them as meat to tackle the food shortage.

There is no official report published by the North Korean authorities about rounding up pet dogs or using them as meat to tackle the food shortage.According to multiple reports, North Korea has been facing a shortage of food amid the coronavirus pandemic due to the fall in trade with China. Its leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly banned having pet dogs in the country as he sees raising dogs as a symbol of capitalism. Recent reports citing an unknown source by a South Korean media outlet named Chosun Ilbo stated that new orders were issued by Kim Jong Un to confiscate all pet dogs in the country, and some of them were put in zoos. The rest are allegedly being used as meat at restaurants to tackle the food crisis across the DPRK (North Korea).

But there is a mystery surrounding the order as the Russian embassy in Pyongyang has denied the reports as baseless. Further, the article published in Chosun was written by a North Korean defector.

However, we do not have enough evidence to support the claim. Thus, we cannot objectively verify the claim at the current time.

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