FAIRLEA, W.Va. — With children learning popular stories like “The Three Little Pigs” and “Little Red Riding Hood” at an early age, it’s no wonder wolves have gotten a bad rep.
In each story and in countless others, they are portrayed one way and one way only. They are “the big bad wolf.”
After watching and listening to show owner, animal trainer, rescuer and animal rights supporter Sharon Sandlofer and her eight wolves, audience members have left with smiles and a newly found appreciation for the often misunderstood animal.
“I got some good information out of it,” said Tewon Turner, 17, of Sinks Grove in Monroe County. “You only hear that wolves attack people, but that’s not true. They’re really shy animals.”
The show, which offers a mix of education and entertainment, begins with general information about wolves.
Sandlofer explains to the crowd that the wolves, which live on every continent except Antarctica, have been hunted to near extinction…