Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actor: Doug Hawes-Davis
Director: Artist Not Provided
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
It is estimated that 400,000 coyotes are trapped, shot and poisoned in America every year. Many are killed using your tax dollars. Many more are killed for fun, cash and prizes. Still, they continue to thrive. "A start... more »
Strong Nature/Social Study Documentary
BlaskoFilms | Coon Rapids, MN United States | 01/13/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Somewhere on the fringe of traditional natural history programming, there is a special group of documentary films that deal specifically with the tenuous interaction between man and animal: Cane Toads, Rat, Deep Trouble, to name a few. Killing Coyote can be added to this list, bringing a lot of bite. Beautiful images of roaming coyotes are juxtaposed with angry ranchers, zealous hunters and animal rights activists. The longest version of the film (included with several other shortened versions) centers around a coyote-hunting cash contest controversy. As the film develops, you can't help but feel involved with all three communities: the hunters who uphold their tradition, the activists who abhor the senseless slaughter and the coyotes who just keep on doing their thing.
If you're wondering if you should take a chance on this one, you should. The film is independently distributed, it's intelligent and it's reasonably priced. I tip my hat to the folks at High Plains Film, and I look forward to seeing more of their work."
Good but biased
Michael S. Post | 06/09/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This movie bills itself as a balanced approach to the coyote contoversy in the west. While bringing many ag issues to the fore front, there is an underling bias as one would expect from the Fund For Animals. Some of their arguments are valid, but that does not excuse their subtle editorial manipulation of the film focusing on anti-hunting.
As a gov. official who had to deal with the only human death at the "jaws" of a coyote in North America I am not comfortable with the approach this film presents.
Does grazing impact our wilderness and wlidlife, absolutely. Does a species that survives under any circumstances, like the cockroach and the feral pig deserve our protection, even inside urban boundries, NO."