Fullcry and Liontracker, I don't disagree with you, especially in the metro areas. Living out in the sticks, I sometimes forget what it's like in the city. When I was mentioning running the cat at the release, I did not mean immediately, nor did I mention killing the cat. I was assuming you would let the cat go with a long head-start and work your pups on the tracks afterward.
I fail to see how that is any different than releasing on a set of tracks in the snow. In theory, I could catch a cat and release it. It could run down the road and across just as you come along. You not knowing I had just released it may chose to run the cat. Either way, the cat was run after it was released. The only difference being the same individual did not release and run. Symantics! But not animal cruelty (my interpretation of the law).
I agree that we must police our own, and I appreciate you calling me to the carpet. Point well taken. As I said, its easy to forget that we are not all out in the country away from the anti's.
And by the way, we are all not in great habitat where bobcat tracks come at a rate of 15 per day while looking for a lion track. It's tuff to find a good track to run in the dry country out here. And when you do find one, my potlickers have a hard time keeping it going. LOL I never claimed they were great dogs.
Colorado B&T, sorry we've kidnapped your post! I have some pictures of a couple sets I just made if your still interested after all this.