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Camilla Fox
Camilla H. Fox is the founder and Executive Director of Project Coyote, a national non-profit organization that promotes educated coexistence between people and coyotes and advocates on behalf coyotes and other native carnivores. She is also a wildlife consultant and serves as an advisory board member to several national wildlife organizations. With over 19 years of experience working on behalf of wildlife and wildlands and a Masters degree in wildlife ecology, policy, and conservation, Camilla’s work has been featured in several films and the New York Times, the BBC, NPR, Orion, and USA Today magazine. A frequent speaker on these issues, Camilla has authored more than 70 publications and is co-author of Coyotes in Our Midst: Coexisting with an Adaptable and Resilient Carnivore, co-editor and lead author of the book, Cull of the Wild: A Contemporary Analysis of Trapping in the United States and producer of the award-winning documentary Cull of the Wild ~ The Truth Behind Trapping.

Entries by Camilla Fox

Two-Day Holiday Killing 'Derby' in Idaho Targets Wolves and Coyotes

(17) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 7:22 PM


This holiday, a killing contest takes aim at two of the most persecuted predators in North America: wolves and coyotes. The contest, scheduled in the Salmon-Challis area and hosted by the anti-predator organization Idaho For Wildlife, is billed as fun and...

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The War Against Wolves and Wildlife: Time to Stop the Killing

(43) Comments | Posted October 27, 2013 | 3:16 PM

By the time this blog goes live this photo will probably have been pulled from Facebook. The photo, titled "Wyoming is FED up," is posted on the FB page, Sportsmen Against Wolves.

As of October 26th the photo had 563 likes and 307 shares, after being...

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Indiana Considers Sanctioning Animal Cruelty

(33) Comments | Posted May 8, 2011 | 9:49 PM

As Indiana considers whether to legalize a blood-sport even nastier than dog and cockfighting known as coyote and fox "penning"- Project Coyote joined the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Animal Welfare Institute in filing suit against the Indiana Department of Natural...

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80th Anniversary of the Animal Damage Control Act -- No Celebration for Wildlife

(2) Comments | Posted March 3, 2011 | 7:19 AM

This week marks the 80th anniversary of passage of the Animal Control Damage Control Act (7 USC 426-426c). It is not a time of celebration for wildlife in the United States; it is an anniversary of mourning -- for each one of the millions of coyotes, foxes, wolves,...

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Kill for Cash ~ Coyotes Targeted in Nova Scotia's "Pelt Incentive" Program

(78) Comments | Posted October 14, 2010 | 10:00 PM


Tomorrow coyotes throughout the Province of Nova Scotia will be snared and trapped in a government-sponsored bounty spree. The killing, euphemistically called "a pelt incentive plan," will pay $20 per coyote pelt with the intent of reducing Nova Scotia's coyote population...

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The Death Cults Among Us

(3) Comments | Posted October 6, 2010 | 2:16 PM

The world-renowned Royal Canadian Mint recently announced its new silver coin series, which is dedicated to wildlife in Canada; the initial offering features a wolf on the $5 denomination. Although the wildlife dedication is laudable, the irony of this announcement is inescapable given the level of persecution wolves...

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Bridging the Divide Between Animal Welfare & Conservation

(0) Comments | Posted September 7, 2010 | 12:09 PM


Camilla Fox with dear friend and tireless conservationist Virginia McKenna of the Born Free Foundation

Blogging from Oxford, England from the Compassionate Conservation Conference - a ground-breaking International Symposium on animal welfare in conservation practice....

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The Case Against Poisoning Our Wildlife

(5) Comments | Posted August 6, 2010 | 2:09 AM


In 2003 Dennis Slaugh was exploring the wild lands near his home in Northeastern Utah when he stopped to examine a possible surveyor's marker embedded in the ground. However, it wasn't a surveyor's marker; it was a spring loaded M-44 "coyote getter" designed to...

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Coyote & Fox Penning: A Blood "Sport" That Must End

(37) Comments | Posted June 22, 2010 | 12:33 AM


When a famous NFL quarterback, Michael Vick, admitted he was the owner-operator of a dog fighting ring, most Americans were shocked and rightly outraged. We've laid down the law that entertaining ourselves by pitting one animal against another in bloody combat is...

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The Ethics of Killing Large Carnivores

(72) Comments | Posted June 11, 2010 | 2:42 PM

The killing of large carnivores in North America by means of trophy hunting, whether for "sport" or "management," has been and continues to be a source of noteworthy and unrelenting controversy.

Interestingly, most of the furor appears to have little to do with the conventional battlefield of left or...

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