Our Films

In the award-winning documentary three former federal agents and a prominent Congressman blow the whistle on the strategically misnamed program within the USDA called Wildlife Services. They go on the record showing Wildlife Services for what it really is—a barbaric, unaccountable, out-of-control, wildlife killing machine that acts at the bidding of corporate agriculture and the hunting lobby, all with taxpayer dollars. Jane Goodall gave "EXPOSED: USDA"s Secret War on Wildlife" a rave review and wants millions to see it. "EXPOSED" also won and Best Wildlife Activism at the 2014 Wildlife Conservation Film Festival and Best Short Film at the 2015 Animal Film Festival

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Wolves were rescued from the brink of extinction over 35 years ago when they gained federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. Today the American wolf is again in grave danger. "The Imperiled Americal Wolf" explains the reasons wolves cannot be successfully managed by state wildlife agencies and makes a bold call for federal relisting of these important apex predators as endangered species. Learn more about Wolves at Risk.


Did you know that coyotes mate for life? Find out more interesting facts about these beautiful sentient beings. See Coyotes at Risk.



Watch Part 1 of this heartwarming story of a bobcat we named Freedom, who was rescued by our Executive Director, Brooks Fahy, from certain death in a snare that was illegally set on private property. 


In Part 2 of this heartwarming story of a bobcat we named Freedom, our Executive Director, Brooks Fahy, shares his thoughts after he saved the bobcat from certain death in a snare (see dramatic rescue in Part 1). We have been working for decades to ban dangerous and indiscriminate traps, snares and wildlife poisons. 


This short film features interviews with two victims of poisoning by M-44 sodium cyanide devices, which are used indiscriminately on public and private lands by the USDA Wildlife Services' lethal predator control program. Many pets have been killed by M-44s. The film also discusses another deadly poison used in wildlife control--Compound 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). Just one teaspoon of Compound 1080 could kill 100 people. Learn more about M-44s and Compound 1080.

Special Features & News Reports

2014 - Rewilding the Northeast PSA - Public Service Announcement on how returning predators to the Northeastern U.S. would facilitate a more fully functional and wild ecosystem, with keystone species like wolves, bears and cougars fulfilling a dynamic and evolving ecological function in the changing environments of the region.

2011 - CNN Headline News featured us in a news story about M-44 poison traps used by the USDA’s Wildlife Services program. The producers had heard about our efforts to ban M-44s and had also seen our YouTube video, “Two Killers That Need to Go,” on the deadly threat of M-44s.

2010 - Oregon Field Guide, a weekly program on Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), featured us in Living with Wolves. We advocated for wolves by describing their tolerance toward people.

2006 - Cougars in Oregon was featured on Oregon Field Guide, a weekly program on Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB). Predator Defense dispelled information presented by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife that hunting cougars is necessary to protect people and enhance game herds such as deer and elk.

2004 - Wolves in Oregon was featured on Oregon Field Guide, a weekly program on Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB). Predator Defense gave a strong argument for wolf protection as wolves began to disperse from Idaho to Oregon.

2001 - The Ultimate Survivor. Predator Defense was recruited to advise the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on the natural history of coyotes. In the film Predator Defense provided a summary of the controversy surrounding coyotes in the U.S.

2001 - Dead Coyote Walking. This Outdoor Life Network (OLN) documentary exposes brutal coyote contest hunting and other lethal predator “control”. Predator Defense contributed to the making of this film. Actor and activist, Peter Coyote, narrated the film and later became an Advisory Board member of Predator Defense.

2000 - Killing Coyote. A High Plains film produced by Doug Hawes-Davis, this documentary provides an in-depth look at both the horrors of lethal predator "control" and the viewpoints and motivations of those who support it. Predator Defense provided evidence from scientific research; argued persuasively on film against lethal predator control from ethical and ecological perspectives; and linked the filmmakers to key resources thereby increasing the power of this film.

1998 - Wildlife Wars. Predator Defense was featured in this Turner Broadcast Stations (TBS) documentary that exposed indiscriminate killing of wildlife by the USDA's Wildlife Services Program. Narrated by actress and activist Daryl Hannah, the documentary was also shown on Animal Planet. TBS consulted regularly with Predator Defense throughout the production of this film.

1996 - Northwest Reports, a special investigative program on KPTV in Portland, Oregon, reported on the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge proposal to aerial gun coyotes on the refuge on the pretext of enhancing pronghorn fawn recruitment. Predator Defense brought science to bear to dispel arguments made by refuge managers that killing was needed.

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