The immense power of the media is reflected yet again in an alarming new trend sparked by the hit television series Game of Thrones; prompting one of its stars, Emmy-award winner, and longtime vegetarian, Peter Dinklage, to make a public appeal.
“Please, to all of Game of Thrones‘ many wonderful fans, we understand that due to the direwolves’ huge popularity, many folks are going out and buying Huskies,” said Dinklage. “Not only does this hurt all the deserving homeless dogs waiting for a chance at a good home in shelters, but shelters are also reporting that many of these Huskies are being abandoned—as often happens when dogs are bought on impulse, without understanding their needs.”
Dinklage’s message is on point as he reminds people that dogs should be acquired only as family members and need to be looked after for a lifetime.
The compassionate and responsible actor urged people who are serious about expanding their family to adopt, never buy.
“Please, please, if you’re going to bring a dog into your family, make sure that you’re prepared for such a tremendous responsibility and remember to always, ALWAYS, adopt from a shelter.”
In scenes for the hit HBO series “Game Of Thrones”, animal-lover and vegetarian Peter eats tofu or fake meat.
According to PETA, two breed-specific rescue groups in Northern California have seen their numbers double over the last two years, and the U.K. has reported similar statistics since the show premiered in 2011.
The animal welfare organization noted 101 Dalmatians, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Legally Blonde, and Men in Black had all previously caused massive spikes in sales of the featured dog breeds, and many of these dogs were later abandoned at shelters by their ill-prepared guardians.
More than six million dogs and cats end up in animal shelters every year, and tragically half of them are euthanized because there simply are not enough homes for them.
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