Slave-Catchng Dog

2009


It was as though the animal itself sensed the evil that he was trained to perform.

He was a large Irish wolfhound, whose usage and training dates back to the conquistadors. It was a known fact, recorded by a Jesuit priest, that the inhabitants of the land were brutally dissected and fed to the dogs when they were no longer useful for mining gold. Here we see the descendent of such breeds, still being used to police and apprehend human beings. Because of their size and rapid growth, their lives are short, and this animal has been released from his duties, roaming the woods—starving and emaciated, the victim of other predators experiencing the aberration of another man-made situation.