Recently I attended a talk at my local Audubon Society by Ceiridwen Terrill, assistant professor at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon, USA. She was endorsing her new book entitled "Part Wild: One woman's extraordinary love for a creature caught between the worlds of wolves and dogs." She had thought at one point it would be a good idea to purchase a wolf/dog mix. The book apparently (I haven't read it yet) entails her love of the animal and eventual understanding that she was totally against the forced breeding and sale or adoption of wolf/part wolf.
She mentioned how wolves have been wrongly portrayed for a long time as vicious killing machines out to get humans and how a movie, due to be released in early 2012 perpetuates that myth. The movie is called The Grey, staring Liam Neeson and she recommends people ban it.
[For those who are not aware, there is a controversy in the USA, centered in the middle states, over whether wolves should be protected by the government or should they be allowed to be hunted (mainly by farmers claiming wolves are killing their livestock).]
Wolves are wild creatures and will attack a human and kill them, although highly rare.
Exactly, highly rare. This fiction thriller is bound to be nothing but preposterous brain-muddling, perfect disguise for blatant anti-predator propaganda by the anti-nature/anti-health/anti-environment/anti-future (I could go on) meat/dairy industries! Thanks for the info, I don't watch tv and rarely get to see many new films, so I probably would never have known about this, at least not for a while.
As a rational advocate of wolves and wildlife in general, a biology student, and a raw vegan: I advise people to remember what other brainwashing is out there in direct conflict with the wild predators like wolves whom without, their habitats suffer grately from overpopulation of ungulates that degrade the soil by stripping it of its plant cover and overgrazing on the trees and shrubs that the hundreds (thousands actually with insects included) of other species in their community depend on---The same corporate interests that have the whole world brainwashed into thinking that milk does a body good, and beef is what's for dinner, are the interests that fueled mass predator extinction at the expense of the forest ecosystem not because they are a danger to humans but because they are a danger to human interest in profit by mass animal production. For an excellent, succinct insight into this issue check out this documentary:
Thanks so much! I wanted to include a reference for true wolf behavior but didn't know any offhand.