Protest and Flyer for Wolves @ "The Grey"
Stand Up For Wolves-Boycott "The Grey"!.
- Date: February 3rd, 2012
- Time: 6:45- 7:30 PM
- Location: Regal Fox Tower 10, 846 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR
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The new film "The Grey" portrays grey wolves, currently on the endangered species list, as blood-thirsty killers and could lead many to have a severely skewed perception of these intelligent, family oriented creatures. Sadly, this movie topped the box office last weekend, grossing over 20 million dollars. Join us as we pass out informative flyers to moviegoers. This protest will continue, every Friday, until this movie is no longer showing.
“The notion that wolves attack humans is ridiculous,” says Wendy Keefover, carnivore-protection director for WildEarth Guardians, one of several groups that has called for a boycott of the film, claiming it’s “inciting terror” of wolves in the same way that Jaws did of sharks.
Most people don’t know anything about wolves. This movie will tap into their primal fears and create mass hysteria,” Keefover tells The Daily Beast.
Only two fatal wolf attacks have been documented in the history of North America, yet "The Grey" depicts wolves as eviscerating (hu)man-eaters. The result, Keefover says, will be disastrous for wolf-conservation efforts. Even as federal wildlife biologists reintroduce packs of wolves across North America, the endangered animals are still hunted by people who claim they’re a major threat to livestock."
To add insult to injury, the cast actually ate wolf meat.
"Liam Neeson and others cast members of the film ate wolf meat while filming in Alaska. According to Contactmusic, Director Joe Carnahan wanted the actors to really put themselves in the shoes of the characters, stuck in the frozen wild. So, he had frozen wolf meat flown in, because that’s what people stuck in the snow and ice and fighting for their survival do, right?
Carnahan said of the meat, none of the cast or crew killed the wolf, saying “Some guy had him in his basement. I don’t know if it was a trap line wolf but it was a wolf that had been up to a misdeed of some sort. They were preying on cattle. We had asked if there was one we could eat and sure enough this guy had one in his freezer for six months which probably didn’t help the taste!”
The wolf was “up to a misdeed?” More accurately, one might say the wolf was up to preying on animals that he or she would eat to survive, unlike the stars of “The Grey.”
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