Can you have pets of any kind?

Can you have pets of any kind?

Citizens of North Korea can freely own pets, however, it is only common for elites in urban areas such as Pyongyang to own one. North Korea is still food insecure so the majority of the population do not have the resources to take care of a household pet. Although in the countryside, dogs are commonly used as shepherds to assist with animal husbandry, as guard dogs, or raised to eventually be eaten in dog-meat soup (dangogi guk).