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The history of dictators’ pets

Kim Jong Un has gifted two pet dogs to Russian President Vladimir Putin. But, this isn’t the fi...

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14.14 21 Jun 2024


The history of dictators’ pets


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14.14 21 Jun 2024


Kim Jong Un has gifted two pet dogs to Russian President Vladimir Putin. But, this isn’t the first time that dictators have cosied up to pets. There is a long history of pet ownership among autocrats throughout the 20th century and beyond.

Newstalk’s Simon Tierney has been investigating, and he joins Seán to discuss.

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