Yes, we all know Damien lives on a partially "live" diet everytime one of my chickens makes a bad judgement call! Interestingly enough, his "prey sequence" is ALL about catching and stripping, and then he has no interest and leaves it up to the other dogs to eat it. I'm sure into today's world, allowing a carnivore to catch and kill and consume a prey item would be highly frowned upon by those "Nature Lovers" who don't understand how "Nature" works!
I have fed many DEAD animals to my dogs, such as sheep or cows or deer, and it;s just a huge party for them. Which brings up an interesting point: I recently had an "expert" ask me how I could "dare" to assume I know what dogs need/like in their lives or not. I was rather taken aback as I felt this was pretty darn obvious to anyone who has ever given their dogs a wide range of natural experiences (which this person has not). Number one, on just about any dog's hit parade is Bloody Murder. At least it is for the average hound, sporting dog, terrier, northern breed or bulldog. And there was a guy in the UK that used a pair of English toy spaniels for dirt work and they loved it! So, I can tell anyone who asks that at least for "my" dogs (over the past 40 some years) it is a HUGE thing to get to eat "Natural". And yes, they DO play with the head, Evan! Just last week I peeked out the window to see Damien slinging a deer head around in an extecasy of fun. IT would go flying and he would go get it and do it again, all bouncing and jumping like a pup.