Calgary Herald

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.

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