From West News Magazine:
A constant stream of howling emanated from the second row as soon as Regina Mossotti’s name was announced at the TEDxStLouis presentation on May 13. It was fitting, given that her talk was titled “Who is Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?”
“Raise your hand if you’ve ever seen a movie or read a story with a big, bad wolf in it?” Mossotti, former Director of Animal Care and Conservation at the Endangered Wolf Center (EWC), asked the audience. She then shared how movies perpetuate a negative image of wolves, showing them as scary animals, snarling and often covered with blood. She said those images portray the wolf as something to be feared, and if we fear something, we don’t want to save it.