Thats according to Peter Gros, the host of a new episode of Animal Planets Mutual of Omahas Wild Kingdom, called Global Wolf, which premiers on Sunday (May 28).
Gros who also serves as a special consultant on the episode says the show deals partly with the mythological misconceptions that the Western world has about wolves.
He figures some of that misplaced fear is directly related to werewolves.
In his words, There was a real disease called lycanthropy where people want to drink human blood and crawl around on all fours that you can blame the myth of the werewolf on.
Gros says that, along with the ideas that wolves are wanton killers which the show also disproves has led to historys strong anti-wolf bias.
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