Game of Thrones has sparked an alarming trend among its fans: more and more people are seeking to own a husky because of their resemblance to direwolves. Many are buying huskies from stores and breeders, only to later realize that caring for a dog is a lot of work commitment. Unfortunately, these impulse purchases mean subsequent abandonments.
Luckily, the show’s star Peter Dinklage who plays Tyrion Lannister, has offered sound advice to GoT fans in a release from PETA: “Please, please: if you’re going to bring a dog into your family, make sure you’re prepared for such a tremendous responsibility and remember to always, ALWAYS, adopt from a shelter.”
The phenomenon of increased demand for a certain dog breed has happened in the past with movies such as 101 Dalmatians, Men in Black, and Legally Blonde.
This isn’t the first time the long-time vegetarian actor has teamed up with PETA, and he is one in a list of celebrities including GoT co-star Lena Headey who plays Cersei Lannister, who have worked with PETA to promote kindness to animals.