A selection of short films produced to illustrate the War On Wildlife. Please be aware that some viewers may find some of the graphic images captured in some of these films upsetting or disturbing, but nonetheless they do show the reality of what our wildlife faces.

Coal Nee More: Protecting Pont Valley [Duration 00:06:51]

Earth defenders unite. Soapbox reports from a coal mine shut down in Pont Valley, County Durham. For more information:
Also listen to a podcast on this subject with Don Kent (Campaign to Save the Pont Valley) and Tom langton (ecologist and campaigner) here

Wilful Blindness | Ruth Tingay (Lush Summit 2018) [Duration 00:51:54]

Introduced by broadcaster Chris Packham, hugely influential blogger and researcher Ruth Tingay from Raptor Persecution UK talks us through what has become one of the biggest barriers to stopping the illegal killing of birds of prey in the UK: wilful blindness. Recorded at the Lush Summit in 2018.

Exposing Stink Pits with OneKind and League Against Cruel Sports [Duration 00:01:21]

OneKind and League Against Cruel Sports uncover the shocking practice of “Stink Pits,” where piles of dead animals are left to rot to draw in predators. These ‘pits’ (more accurately cleared areas on moorland or in woodland) are surrounded by snares to attract predators drawn by the smell of rotting carcasses – often of wild animals caught in the snares themselves then thrown onto the ‘pit’. They are widely used by gamekeepers and the shooting industry.

Mountain Hares: The True Story with OneKind and League Against Cruel Sports {Duration 00:04:53]

Narrated By Chris Packham, this film shows the slaughter of Mountain Hares on grouse moors. Populations of Mountain Hares have declined dramatically in recent years, but gamekeepers and shooting estates continue to ‘cull’ (ie kill) hares because they harbour sheep ticks that can pass on Louping Ill to Red Grouse, particularly where grouse numbers are unnaturally high (often the case on moorland where grouse are bred and maintained to be shot).

Silent Slaughter: The Shooting of Scotland’s Seals with Lizzie Daly [Duration 00:13:05]

Salmon farming is one of the UK’s biggest food exports and said to be worth more than £1bn a year to the economy. From just a couple of sites about 50 years ago, more than 200 fish farms now operate in Scotland, producing more than 150,000 tonnes of salmon a year. And the fish are fiercely protected. When five dead seals were discovered by tourists on a beach in the Shetlands, presenter Lizzie Daly travelled up with a team of filmmakers to document what had been found and uncover the shocking links between deliberate seal deaths and salmon farms.