Kim Jong Un — the Supreme Leader of North Korea who bills his dinner guests — recently conducted an inspection of a turtle farm and was apparently appalled at the number of “serious shortcomings” he discovered. For one thing, the farm did not do justice to the memory of his father and North Korea’s last Dear Leader, the late Kim Jong Il.
The Taedonggang Terrapin Farm — created to “provide the people with tasty and nutritious terrapin [a term which refers to several small turtle species] widely known as a precious tonic from olden times” —has come under scrutiny not only for its lack of “education in revolutionary history,” but also for its lack of lobsters.
Kim Jong Un was reportedly royally perturbed at the lack of freshwater lobsters, which the farm is also responsible for breeding, as he had hoped to celebrate the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Korean Workers' Party in lavish style.
In a statement, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the official media outlet of North Korea, described the leader as feeling that “he could hardly understand with what success the officials and employees of the farm would like to greet the October festival.” In other words, if this farm doesn’t start producing lobsters soon, its employees may face criticism for their lack of patriotism — or worse, for treason.