12 January 2007

Bunnies for Kim Jong Il?

No, that's really not what you thought at first, my perverted readers. This is real McCoy now. In the sense of real bunnies.

The Juche idea now gets some stalwart and unswerving support for new glorious generations to come under the banner of Songun. And the support comes from a totally unexpected direction - a German pensioner and his giant bunnies.

Karl Szmolinsky has been given a contract by North Korea to supply giant rabbits to help to boost meat production in the reclusive Communist country, which is suffering severe food shortages. The only problem is that such huge rabbits consume vast quantities of food themselves as they grow.
Mr Szmolinsky, from Eberswalde, in the east of Germany, was contacted by the North Korean Embassy in Berlin in October after Robert attracted press coverage. “They want to boost meat production. They’ve arranged for me to go to Pyongyang in April to advise them on setting up a breeding farm,” Mr Szmolinsky, who is 68 next month, told The Times.
Whether the bunnies could resolve the nutrition problems of North Korea is in doubt. The article mentions this. Also the sheer expense of growing them to the record size:
The rabbits are also voracious eaters, which is why Mr Szmolinsky said that he would not be boosting his own annual production because feeding them would be too expensive.
There is another problem that should be stated in advance, while there is still time for the NK to reconsider this project. Looking at the rabbit, the idea of the diminutive leader being pictured in the company of one of these rabbits may... how to say it gently... put the whole glorious Juche idea in a wrong perspective. If you know what we mean.

And I don't even want to think what could happen if a male bunny like this one decides that Kim is another competing male. Rabbits are widely known to have a nasty bite...