Short Film "Grizzly Country" Inspires to Protect the Voiceless

On the importance of habitat preservation and environmental activism with the living incarnation of George Hayduke

"Arm yourself with friendship and love the earth," says author and naturalist Doug Peacock in Grizzly Country, a new short documentary by filmmaker Ben Moon. And no, this isn't a recut of Grizzly Man, where the dude gets eaten, it's a touching and well-done short about the storied life and ongoing conservation work of Peacock, a former Green Beret and the living model for Edward Abbey's character George Hayduke in his celebrated novel about environmental activism, "The Monkey Wrench Gang."

After serving in the Vietnam War, Peacock spent years alone in the Wyoming and Montana wilderness observing grizzly bears. This time in the wild changed the course of his life, inspiring him to become the human banner bearar for the voiceless bear. With the protection of Yellowstone grizzlies now under threat, Peacock reflects on the importance of habitat and why he continues to fight for wild causes.

“Without our arrogance and firearms and dominion, we’re just another flavor of meat." - Doug Peacock

Give Grizzly Country a watch—it's well worth 11 minutes of your day. Then read up on how to get involved via Save the Yellowstone Grizzly organization.

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