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Cougar Management in Central Oregon
September 3, 2019$65 – $75
Brooks Fahy, Executive Director of Predator Defense, will speak to a Bend audience at a free event at the downtown Bend library, 601 NW Wall St, on Tuesday evening, April 14 at 6 P.M. His appearance is prompted by recent officially sanctioned killings of two cougars within the city limits of Bend.
In his talk, Mr. Fahy will debunk myths that greatly exaggerate the danger that cougars pose to humans. He will expose fallacies, such as claims that cougar populations are exploding and that increased hunting is needed to ensure public safety and livestock protection. He will cite California’s successful nonlethal cougar control program as a model worth adopting in Oregon. He encourages a clear-headed and science-based approach in dealing with human/wildlife interactions.
Bend City Councilor Barb Campbell will introduce Mr. Fahy and will participate with him in a community discussion on steps the City of Bend might take to help change official attitudes and reform cougar management in Central Oregon.
The first half hour of this event will be devoted to a screening of Brooks Fahy’s newest film, “Exposed: USDA’s Secret War on Wildlife.” This documentary short has already received numerous awards at film festivals and acclamation from Jane Goodall, who said, “It should be watched by millions.”
Brooks Fahy, in working to expose our ill-advised and tax-dollar-wasting war on wildlife, has been featured on and served as an adviser to Animal Planet, Outdoor Life network, Fox News, BBC, CNN, TBS, CBS, ABC, and Men’s Journal and Orion magazines. From animal rescue and service in wildlife sanctuaries as a boy to his current work with officials such as Rep. Peter DeFazio, Mr. Fahy informs his talks with a lifetime of compassionate and public-spirited advocacy for animals.