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Dog hide tax starting to bite for North Koreans
The London Telegraph ^ | October 5, 2018 | Julian Ryall

Posted on 10/05/2018 3:11:57 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

North Korea has ordered its citizens to donate dog hides to the regime as part of celebrations marking the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea on October 10.

The government collects dog hides ahead of the anniversary each year “to raise funds for the party”, the dissident Daily NK website reported, but this year the authorities have raised the amount of money that families who do not keep dogs are required to pay instead.

“Although the party is asking for dog hides, there are not many houses that have the luxury of raising a dog when it’s hard enough just to feed their families”, the Seoul-based news outlet quoted a resident of Ryanggang Province as saying.

Until 2014, North Koreans who were not able to provide a dog skin were only required to make a mandatory donation of 10,000 North Korean won (£8.53). That figure has been rising in recent years, the report stated, and has now doubled to 20,000 won, a figure that imposes a major burden on most households and the equivalent of the cost of nearly 9 lb of rice, the staple for most North Koreans.

Families in North Korean cities do not generally have space to raise dogs each year, while many residents of rural parts of the country were forced to hand over their dogs’ skins in previous donation campaigns.

North Koreans traditionally consume dog meat, often in a spicy stew known as “dangogi”, or sweet meat, that is particularly popular in the hot summer months. The fur from the slaughtered animals is used for clothing....

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Agriculture; Food; Government; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: army; clothing; dangogi; dogs; dprk; kagogi; kolgogi; meat; northkorea; stew; taxes
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I heard this earlier from a North Korean defector in a video.
1 posted on 10/05/2018 3:11:57 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s gotta be ruff.


2 posted on 10/05/2018 3:31:04 AM PDT by RPTMS (I know you're a nincompoop, and I strongly suspect you of being a scalawag!)
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To: RPTMS

“Doggie bag” means something different there.


3 posted on 10/05/2018 3:36:10 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe Michael Vick would like to live there?


4 posted on 10/05/2018 3:47:52 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now the Dem’s have a new source of taxation. Simply invent a creature whose hide must be donated. If you don’t have that creature, they will penalize you in the form of a new tax.

Where were all of those Snipe hides that I have collected???


5 posted on 10/05/2018 3:48:33 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What do the NORKS do with the turned-in “dog hides”?


6 posted on 10/05/2018 3:48:37 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.)
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To: carriage_hill

Dog hide jerky


7 posted on 10/05/2018 3:50:16 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: fishtank

Sorry I asked.


8 posted on 10/05/2018 3:57:20 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The fur from the slaughtered animals is used for clothing....

Hell we did not even have to bomb them back into the stone age. They are there.

9 posted on 10/05/2018 4:15:42 AM PDT by eartick (Stupidity is expecting the government that broke itself to go out and fix itself. Texan for TEXIT!)
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I once met a guy that saved his dog's fur after each brushing.

After the dog went to doggy heaven, he had it carded, spun into yarn, and a sweater knitted so "the dog could still be with him."

Different strokes, etc., I guess.

10 posted on 10/05/2018 4:52:50 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fantastic ideology this communism.


11 posted on 10/05/2018 4:53:51 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (My "White Privilege" is my work ethic.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So if you have a dog you are expected to kill it and skin it and tan its hide and give it to Kim?


12 posted on 10/05/2018 5:11:07 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Science is a method, not a belief system.)
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"So if you have a dog you are expected to kill it and skin it and tan its hide and give it to Kim?"

Yes. But don't be negative! You get to eat the meat.

13 posted on 10/05/2018 5:33:22 AM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: eartick
"...we did not even have to bomb them back into the stone age..."

We could bomb them into the Stone Age

It would be the best thing that ever happened to them.

I just made up a joke:

Q: What does a North Korean dog say when you ask him what he uses for toilet paper?

A: Bark!

14 posted on 10/05/2018 5:35:14 AM PDT by T-Bone Texan (I posit that there IS something left worth fighting for.)
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To: MV=PY

It’s a dog eat dog world.


15 posted on 10/05/2018 5:35:31 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.)
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To: MV=PY

Don’t forget to buy that popular chinese cookbook.

101 WAYS TO WOK YOUR DOG.


16 posted on 10/05/2018 5:37:29 AM PDT by oldasrocks (rump)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What do you call a Korean with more than two dogs?

A rancher


17 posted on 10/05/2018 6:13:42 AM PDT by VietVet876
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To: rjsimmon

Don’t suggest that to Pritzer here in Illinois. He already has more schemes than anyone can imagine.


18 posted on 10/05/2018 6:22:10 AM PDT by Western Phil
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NORK cookbook. 101 ways to wok your dog.


19 posted on 10/05/2018 6:30:44 AM PDT by ping jockey (mohamed sucks)
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To: Vaquero

His dog hides are a little too chewed up for the tax man.


20 posted on 10/05/2018 6:41:12 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Leave the job, leave the clearance. It should be the same rule for the Swamp as for everyone else.)
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