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Guardians Asks Members to Blacklist "The Grey"

Dear Guardian, 

Stand up for wolves and boycott this violent and dangerously misleading film.

Like “Jaws,” which made people unreasonably terrified of great white sharks, now comes the movie “The Grey,” which inaccurately depicts wolves as hunters of humans.

Ironically, it’s the humans that are wiping out wolves.

Last April, Congress eliminated federal protection for wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains. Idaho and Montana immediately set hunting seasons on this endangered animal. The result: 314 wolves killed by sport hunters this winter alone – yet, less than 1,300 wolves live in those two states.

Now Hollywood is inciting terror instead of instilling awe for this beautiful and charismatic creature.

Director Joe Carnahan admits that he fears wild animals. Instead of educating himself, he vilifies wolves as relentlessly evil, further feeding the frenzy created by some who want to wipe wolves off the planet.

In order to make the film, the director ordered four Canadian wolves from a trapper. Two were used to feed the cast and crew and two carcasses became movie props.

Iconic and beautiful, wolves are important ecosystem engineers. Their presence creates healthy landscapes with greater biological diversity, affecting many creatures from beetles to birds to bears.

WildEarth Guardians stands for wolf conservation, and you’ve stood with us. With wolves under relentless attack, we must oppose such a negative portrayal of these amazing animals.

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., whose life we celebrated this week, join us by “getting on the bus” with personal and civic action to stand up for what is right and against what is wrong.

Killing wolves to make a movie and then profiting from their deaths is simply wrong. Send a message to the director that you are boycotting this misleading film.


For a love of wolves,
John Horning Signature

Staff Photo John Horning

John Horning
Executive Director
WildEarth Guardians
jhorning@wildearthguardians.org

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