Leader of Yellowstone National Park's Gray Wolf Restoration Project
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WILD THINGS: A film about the war on native carnivores
Many ranchers are rejecting the old practice of killing large carnivores to protect livestock. Instead, they are increasingly using new technology and old methods of animal husbandry to coexist with carnivores.
Native carnivores bring balance to the landscape and keep ecosystems healthy. But they can also be seen as a threat to livestock, and for decades government trappers have killed them in large numbers. The U.S.D.A.'s Wildlife Services program kills tens of thousands of native carnivores annually, often at the demand of the ranching industry. It is a battle against nature that is costly, brutal, and not very effective. Does the battle really need to be fought? Wild Things introduces audiences to progressive ranchers learning to coexist with these animals and features scientists, conservationists and even former Wildlife Services trappers, who believe it is time for a major change in the way we treat our magnificent native carnivores.
WILD THINGS: Cast
Photos by Lisa Whiteman
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A Montana cattle rancher using non-lethal methods to control predation
A Montana sheep rancher using non-lethal methods to control predation
A sheep rancher in California using non-lethal methods to control predation
A former Wildlife Services agent and trapper, now working with 40 ranches in Alberta on non-lethal predator control
Alberta cattle ranchers participating in a large-scale project to control predators non-lethally
Take Action Now!
It's time to stop the Wildlife Services agency from brutally killing more than 100,000 wild animals every year with our tax dollars and in our names. Ask USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to follow through on his department’s plan to investigate this rogue agency's wildlife extermination program -- and end its deadly assault on wildlife for good.
WILD THINGS Screenings and Updates
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 -- Pivot TV
WILD THINGS Premiere on Pivot TV
Time: 9:00 pm EST
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From Our Blogs
- Now is a Perfect - and Critical - Time for Wildlife Services to Assist with Nonlethal Measures
- posted by Zack Strong, 11/9/15
- OIG Audit Emphasizes Need for Wildlife Services Reform
- posted by Elly Pepper, 9/24/15
- How California Ranchers Can Avoid Conflicts with the State's First Wolf Pack
- posted by Zack Strong, 8/20/15
- Wildlife Services Tries and Fails to Buy a "Get Out of Jail Free" Card
- posted by Andrew Wetzler, 8/3/15
- NRDC and Allies Sue Mendocino County AGAIN
- posted by Elly Pepper, 7/27/15