Wolves documentary wins U.S. Humane Society award
A Calgary TV documentary investigating Alberta’s management of wolves has picked up a prestigious international award from the Humane Society.
Geordie Day’s Unnatural Enemies: The War on Wolves, which was produced by Pyramid Productions, aired last May on CTV and examined the province’s controversial use of wire snares, strychnine poisoning and bounty hunters to kill wolves.
Earlier this week, the film received the Genesis Award for International TV Documentary by the Humane Society of the United States, which hands out awards each year to film, television, ra- dio, music and arts productions that help raise awareness of animal issues.
This year, awards also went to Louise Psihoyos’ feature documentary Racing Extinction, ABC’s 20/20 for its investigative piece on the killing of Cecil the lion and comedian Aziz Ansari, who won the Sid Caesar Comedy Award for his “factory farming rant” on the Netflix special Live at Madison Square Garden.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul McCartney, Ricky Gervais and Prince have all been past recipients.