Does sort of make a guy feel sorry for them....
Well you and I have both been trying to get rid of as many hogs as possible for many years now.
While it is hard for me to feel sorry for them.....it is certainly a disservice to an animal to let that happen.
IF a person were to catch a hog with dogs and kill it....that would be one thing. But to just 'run' the hogs for sport
pretty much just makes everyone's problem worse.
I recognize that some hog doggers are responsible and DO in fact remove the hogs they catch and don't allow their dogs to get off of the property they have permission to run on, but those are few and far between where I live.
I can post dozens of videos and pics of hogs with torn/tattered ears or worse....missing altogether. These are the result of 'Catch and Release' escapades or a failure of the catch dog(s) to hold the pig.
I am going to go and sit on that hog stand sometime in the next few days and if I kill that hog....will post how badly damaged it was. Its one thing to catch and kill a hog.....quite another to mutilate it. Cutting the tails off is another practice that seems popular here.