And when Tyrion Lannister, hand of the Queen speaks, you listen!
It would be naive to believe that Game of Thrones hasn’t started a bunch of consumer trends but this one in particular distresses Peter Dinklage.
Dinklage and PETA are teaming up to speak out against the trend of buying Huskies, which look like the direwolves on the HBO show.
In the statement released with PETA, Dinklage said: “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. 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. 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.”
Huskies are SUPER adorable and have we always secretly wanted a Direwolf like Ghost, Shaggy dog or Nimeria? SURE! But know what you can handle and know that dogs are OBVIOUSLY a lifelong commitment.
Thank you for speaking out Peter Dinklage!