Skip to comments.Dog hide tax starting to bite for North Koreans
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 its 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....
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That’s gotta be ruff.
“Doggie bag” means something different there.
Maybe Michael Vick would like to live there?
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???
What do the NORKS do with the turned-in “dog hides”?
Dog hide jerky
Sorry I asked.
Hell we did not even have to bomb them back into the stone age. They are there.
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.
Fantastic ideology this communism.
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.
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?
It’s a dog eat dog world.
Don’t forget to buy that popular chinese cookbook.
101 WAYS TO WOK YOUR DOG.
What do you call a Korean with more than two dogs?
Don’t suggest that to Pritzer here in Illinois. He already has more schemes than anyone can imagine.
NORK cookbook. 101 ways to wok your dog.
His dog hides are a little too chewed up for the tax man.
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