|Kim Il Sung liked a soft bed made of down |
from the throats of sparrows. (Image from here)
To fill each mattress, the down of 700,000 sparrows is needed. Since he had several residences, it would be surprising if the population of sparrows in the country was not somewhat affected.
As Harris goes on to say:
Tyrants who orchestrate genocides, or who happily preside over the starvation of their own people, also tend to be profoundly idiosyncratic men, not champions of reason.