By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views
I first saw Peter Dinklage in the movie The Station Agent. He’s a powerful actor, and I just learned that he is an animal rights advocate, which makes me like him even more. Season two of his HBO series hit Game of Thrones jut wrapped up, so now Peter will take on a new role as national spokesperson for Farm Sanctuary’s Walk for Farm Animals.
Peter, who has been a vegetarian since he was 16, has filmed an exclusive new video to promote this series of fun, community-focused events aimed at changing the way society views and treats farm animals. The Walks will take place in more than 35 North American cities this fall, as well as virtually.
“I love animals and the way they are treated on factory farms is not okay with me,” says Peter. “Numerous studies have shown that cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, and other farm animals possess the same intelligence and capacity for fear, pain, and joy as dogs and cats, yet the meat industry uses expensive ad campaigns and clever marketing to hide the reality that animals used for food are treated like unfeeling machinery. Fortunately, we can think for ourselves and challenge the status quo by making choices that don’t hurt animals. Please join me in making the world a kinder place for farm animals by registering to participate in a Walk for Farm Animals.”
To watch a video of Peter talking about his concern for farm animals, click on the video.
For more than 25 years, Farm Sanctuary has rescued and provided sanctuary for abused farm animals, educated the public about the routine cruelty they endure on factory farms, and advocated on their behalf. The Walks bring together thousands of people from different backgrounds in cities all across the U.S. and Canada to raise vital funds to support the organization’s life-saving work and promote kindness towards farm animals. For more information about Farm Sanctuary’s Walk for Farm Animals, click here.