Every year, between 4 and 5 million animals are trapped and killed in the United States for the commercial fur trade. Millions more are accidentally caught in traps set for other species. Cull of the Wild examines the legacy of the trapping industry in America today through the point of view of the trapper and his victim. It exposes the hypocrisy of the US government's "Wildlife Services" branch that pretends to "control nuisance wildlife" while causing mass extinction. The film has been an invaluable tool to grassroots activist organizations and has been distributed to members of Congress in an attempt to bring legal reform... and mercy.