Back in mid 70’s they started throwing blood an red paint on those wearing fur. Fur prices and bottom out to just few bucks for coon pellet/hide where I use to get around 40 bucks apiece. Not bad money for em at the time, specially for teenager.
So when the hides became worthless what happen to all those coon dogs? Human society didn’t want them, in fact they refused to take em in.
So what do you do? They were literally eating me out of house and home. Keep in mind we’re not talking about family pets here, black and tan. blueticks eat lot of food.
So I ended up taking them for one last walk in old orchard. One of my saddest days of my teenage years. I may have never forgiven libs for that. Which might explain few things.
Even today when I see a dead coon on side of the road I say well there wasted 40 bucks.