North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has ordered his forces to “wipe out” cats and pigeons because he believes they are spreading Covid-19.
The 37-year-old bully has declared war on the animals because he fears they will smuggle the deadly virus across the border from China.
Authorities in towns along the border have been seen shooting birds and looking for cats and owners who refuse to abandon them.
In Hyesan, near the border, a family was recently placed in isolation for 20 days for raising a cat, Daily NK Reports.
This comes after an order has been given to ‘Catch and eliminate pigeons and cats’ in North Korea as part of a larger effort to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that the North Korean dictator has allegedly banned the use of Chinese medicine in major hospitals across the country after the death of an official.
The bureaucrat, in his 60s and suffering from heart disease, was reportedly popular with Mr. Jong-un, who became North Korea’s supreme leader in 2011 after the death of his father Kim Jong he.
North Korea says it has not suffered any confirmed cases of Covid-19 during the pandemic, but is promoting domestically-made drugs because foreign treatments are largely unavailable due to sanctions imposed by the United Nations.
It has been a busy month for the Despot, who banned skinny jeans and mullets in his latest efforts to keep young people in check and stop the “invasion of the capitalist lifestyle”.
He is believed to be increasingly anxious of being overthrown and has previously ruled that those found embracing extravagant fashions should be sent to labor camps.
State newspaper The Rodong Sinmun said the country could “fall apart” if eccentric haircuts and tight pants are allowed.
He wrote in a weekend editorial: “History teaches us a crucial lesson that a country can become vulnerable and ultimately collapse like a wet wall regardless of its economic and defense might if we don’t hang on. to our own lifestyle. “
A North Korean man was recently executed by firing squad in front of 500 people for illegally selling music and movies.
Authorities called the man, whose last name is Lee, an “anti-socialist element” for exchanging videos including South Korean dramas and films and he was killed last Thursday, a source said. Daily NK.
His family was forced to stand in the front row of a crowd of 500 to witness the execution in Wonsan, Gangwon province – 40 days after his arrest.
In another report, State News said dozens of children from two orphanages “volunteered” for forced labor in coal mines and farms to repay the “love” shown by the ruling party.