I was out in the National Forest this morning, on the way to my favorite target range. I came across this poor creature on the side of the road. It is a hunting dog, trained to run down deer. The dog is fed a meager diet, to increase its desire to chase game. It has a radio collar, so the owner can follow it to the prey. It is painted with a number, for easy identification.
I hunt and fish, which most of you will find offensive. Although I do not hunt with dogs. I find the practice offensive and unsportsmanlike. (Unsportswomanlike) It is cruel to the dogs and deer.
Here is a photo of the dog. It has blood on its paw, and face. Most likely from running through thorny berry vines.