“Thanks to the efforts of many, a revolting piece of anti-wolf propaganda is now off the air’” reads an email message from Defenders of Wildlife (DOW) about a recent victory for advocates of wolves’ population in US.
The message referred to a recent show on Animal Planet called Mean-Eating Super Wolves that stirred a public outcry against the show and the channel’s attempt to demonize wolves. According to DOW message, 80,000 plus wolf-supporters sent Animal Planet letters of outrage for airing the show that was posing as a “documentary”.
Owing to wide public outrage against the show, Animal Planet has canceled at least four re-airings of the anti-wolf show and instead put something friendly about wolves on their website:
“In place of a lurid and wildly misleading promo for Man-Eating Super Wolves, Animal Planet’s home page now features a piece called ‘Ten Reasons to Love Wolves,’” says the message from DOW.
The organization thanked all supporters for speaking up for wolves and is celebrating the victory along with other animal rights advocates.