Animal Planet Cancels Man-Eating Super Wolves Show

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Exposing the Big Game

Program Nominated for Scat Award by

International Wolf Center

Contact: Tom Myrick, communications director

Office: 763-560-7374 , ext. 225

Cell: 763-567-1907

tmyrick@wolf.org

Following sharp public criticism, Animal Planet removed its Man-Eating Super Wolves show from previously scheduled air times on Tuesday evening, May 27, and Wednesday, May 28.  The program was a part of the special series Monster Week, which routinely demonizes real and imagined predators.

“The show was irresponsible,” said the Center’s Executive Director Rob Schultz. “Producers blended distorted facts, fabricated details and unreliable resources to confuse the public and incite fear and hatred of wolves.”

It is because of these damaging distortions that Man-Eating Super Wolves has been nominated for the Center’s 2014 Scat Award, given for the worst portrayal of wolves in the media, literature or cinema.
 
“Left unchecked, these distortions can cause people to make poor and misinformed decisions that affect the future…

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