November 27, 2022

Canine symbols of inter-Korean peace at center of spat between ROK presidents

Ex-president Moon Jae-in claims Yoon administration no longer wants him to raise Pungsan dogs gifted by Kim Jong Un

A pair of dogs that became a symbol of the inter-Korean peace process after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gifted them to the South Korean president have become embroiled in a heated custody dispute between the current and former ROK leaders this week.

Then-President Moon Jae-in received the two Pungsan hunting dogs from Kim as a goodwill gesture following the third inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang in Sept. 2018, raising them and one of their offspring ever since.