Kim Jong-un May Have Had His ‘Traitor’ Uncle Eaten Alive by Starving Dogs

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There’s no humane way to execute a family member, but Chinese media is reporting that Jang Song Thaek, once No. 2 in North Korea, got the worst of it. Kim Jong-un allegedly had his uncle and five aides stripped, put in a cage, and “completely eaten up” by 120 ravenous hunting hounds who hadn't been fed in days. Experts are torn on the credibility of the report, but wouldn’t put it past the regime, what with the prison camps and reign-of-fear stuff. In the official North Korean execution announcement, “despicable human scum Jang” was referred to as “worse than a dog.”