Killing Games: Wildlife in the Crosshairs


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Mar 27 5:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Mar 27 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Wolf Week Special Event
Run Time:30 minutes, followed by panel discussion


On any given weekend, some of America’s most iconic wild animals are massacred in wildlife killing contests. Coyotes, bobcats, wolves and foxes are common victims of these contests where children as young as 10 are encouraged to participate. Fueled by anti-predator bias, these legally sanctioned but relatively unknown contests are cruel and foster ignorance about the critical role apex predators play in maintaining healthy ecosystems. These contests occur on both public and private lands in almost every state except California and Vermont — where killing predators for prizes has been outlawed.

In KILLING GAMES, a groundbreaking exposé, actor, conservationist and Project Coyote Advisory Board Member Peter Coyote — with environmentalists, ranchers, public officials and Native Americans — brings these shadowy contests to light and speaks out against this hidden war on wildlife. Project Coyote’s KILLING GAMES inspires viewers to call on their state and local legislators to bring an end to these brutal contests where wild animals become living targets.

Immediately following the film will be a panel with audience Q&A featuring Camilla Fox, Founder and Executive Director of Project Coyote; Jill Fritz, Director of Wildlife for the Humane Society of the United States, Lain Kahlstrom, Director of State Affairs for Animal Wellness Action and Matt Francis, Scientist and Program Associate for Project Coyote.

There will also be an update on the campaign that is currently taking place to ban wildlife killing contests within Arizona and audience members will learn how they can help.