So apparently North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is annoyed now because his turtle farms aren’t producing lobsters.
During an inspection of a turtle farm in Taedonggang on the outskirts of Pyongyang, Kim was disappointed to find that the farm had not successfully bred freshwater lobster among several other “serious shortcomings”.
According to a rare report on the secretive nation, Kim “reproached” the farm for not doing enough to produce the lobster for the sake of the country.
Although the whole thing does sound typically bonkers, apparently Kim’s Worker’s Party of Korea did actually send the farm freshwater lobsters two years ago so that it might breed them.
The report said:
All service personnel and people of the country are working hard round the clock to make good presents to the 70th founding anniversary of the WPK but he could hardly understand with what success the officials and employees of the farm would like to greet the October festival.
He strongly criticised the shortcoming of its officials as a manifestation of incompetence, outmoded way of thinking and irresponsible work style.
2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the Worker’s Party of Korea and Kim will be livid if things don’t live up to his standards, especially with the state celebration set for October 10. As the report says, any shortcomings could result in “grave consequences as impairing the prestige of the party.”
Considering the big man allegedly had his Defence Chief Hyon Yong-chol killed just for falling asleep in a meeting, I imagine there are some very worried turtle / lobster breeders in North Korea right now!