Peter Coyote

Read Peter’s opinion piece in the San Francisco Chroncile:
Misguided federal policy ignores facts about coyotes


Peter Coyote has performed as an actor for some of the world’s most distinguished filmmakers, including: Barry Levinson, Roman Polanski, Pedro Almodovar, Steven Spielberg, Walter Hill, Martin Ritt, Steven Soderberg, Diane Kurys, Sidney Pollack and Jean Paul Rappeneau.

Mr. Coyote has written a memoir of the 1960’s counter-culture called Sleeping Where I Fall which received universally excellent reviews, appeared on three best-seller lists, sold five printings in hardback and was re-released with a new cover and afterword in May, 2009. A chapter from that book, Carla’s Story, won the 1993/94 Pushcart Prize for Excellence in non-fiction.

From 1975 to 1983 he was a member of the Literature Panel of the National Endowment of the Arts and then Chairman of the California State Arts Council. During his Chairmanship and tenure, expenditures on the arts rose from 1 to 16 million dollars annually.

He is an ordained Buddhist priest who has been practicing for 34 years. Mr. Coyote has been engaged in political and social causes since his early teens and is a long time passionate advocate for wildlife and wild nature.


“The idea of a contest that’s based on the killing of wildlife, besides being mindless and irresponsible, has nothing to do with hunting. A hunter kills to eat, wastes nothing, a conscious hunter doesn’t go after trophy game.” – Peter Coyote

Peter Coyote discusses what happens when you remove a predator from an ecosystem and the harm it does to the ecosystem and humans.

Renown actor, narrator & conservationist Peter Coyote.

Beneficial or barbaric? Exposing killing contests.

A film to raise awareness and to inspire action.

Gala Benefit for Project Coyote with Peter Coyote.

Peter Coyote talks about coexistence with wildlife

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