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Wildlife Groups Boycott <i>The Grey</i>

Movie's portrayal of wolves under fire

Wildlife advocacy groups concerned by a negative portrayal of wolves in The Grey have called for a boycott of the movie. Liam Neeson stars as a wolf exterminator who must survive attacks by a pack of bloodthirsty gray wolves after his plane crashes in the Alaskan bush. Wendy Keefover of WildEarth Guardians, which is advocating that gray wolves to be put back on the Endangered Species List, says the movie inaccurately portrays wolves as bloodthirsty beasts. "You know wolves are expressive, intelligent, and emotive beings," Keefover says. Open Road Films, the distributor of The Grey, says it is working with the Sierra Club to make a fact sheet on wolves available on the film's website.

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