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Peter Dinklage of Game of Thrones

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 Dinklage in Game of Thrones

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.

34 comments to Peter Dinklage of Game of Thrones

  • Barbara

    Peter Dinklage should win an emmy, and this makes me love him even more.

  • Josie

    Can’t wait for season 3, Game of Thrones is the best thing on TV.

  • Luce

    The emmy this year goes to Peter Dinklage and the humanitarian award goes to him too.

  • Vicki

    He’s hot too, and now I love that he cares about farm animals. Farm Sanctuary is a great nonprofit.

  • Mary

    Game of Thrones is the best show on TV, and Peter Dinklage steals the show.

  • Caroline

    I taped the 2nd season’s finale episode and will watch it tonight. I don’t want to hear how it ends. I was away at a hotel that didn’t have HBO. I love this show, and Peter is excellent. Glad to hear he is animal friendly.

  • Julia

    Gosh this guy can act. He is the best thing on TV.

  • Bob

    We have HBO for 2 reasons: Game of Thrones and Bill Mahr, and I think he also supports Farm Sanctuary.

  • Valerie

    Game of Thrones is my favorite show, and Peter Dinklage is one of the greatest actors. Thanks for posting this about him. Glad he is using his talents to speak up for farm animals.

  • Maggie

    We have HBO because of Game of Thrones, and we love Peter Dinklage at our house.

  • Maeve

    Go Peter! Glad to hear you are helping farm animals. I’m vegan and like reading stories like this one.

  • Irene

    My girlfriends and I spent an entire evening talking about the season finale and Peter’s role. He is so good. and now I’m glad to hear he is supporting Farm Sanctuary.

  • Larry

    Always glad to read about an actor who spends their time promoting good causes like Farm Sanctuary.

  • Nancy

    Peter is adorable, and a great actor.

  • Fiona

    Thanks M, great post again. Peter Dinklage is using his powers for good–such as promoting Farm Sanctuary. And he is such a good actor.Game of Thrones is my favorite show.

  • Alice

    When I watch Game of Thrones at home, everyone in my house knows not to disturb me. I’m totally absorbed in the show, and Peter Dinklage is so fine.

  • Jeri

    We are obsessed with Game of Thrones in our house. Thanks for the post.

  • Caitlin

    He is cute, and boy can he act. Glad to here he cares so deeply about animals.

  • Lisa

    I’ve watched every episode of Game of Thrones, and my friends know not to call me when it’s on. I do record it if I’m out, but I really prefer watching it when it’s scheduled. And glad to hear Peter is speaking on behalf of farm sanctuary.

  • Sally

    Great post about Peter Dinklage. Glad to hear he is helping animals. And I am a fan of Game of Thrones.

  • Tina

    There is so much crap on television; I’m so glad that HBO exists. It’s best show is Game of Thrones. The writing, acting and scenery is awesome.

  • Erin

    Another great post Michele. Thanks. I am a fan of Peter Dinklage’s and of Game of Thrones.

  • Darren

    Thanks for the heads up about Peter Dinklage. I’m vegan, and love Game of Thrones.

  • Mary

    Peter is cute! Glad to hear he cares so deeply about animals. Makes me like him even more.

  • Great post – love Game of Thrones and Peter! Nice to see he does great charity work as well!

  • John

    Great season ender. Peter Dinklage is sure to win an Emmy.

  • Rachel

    yay for Peter Dinklage on helping Farm Animals. I’m a Game of Thrones fan.

  • Andrea

    We love Peter too and Game of Thrones. Thanks for this post, and good for him helping to promote a positive outlook for farm animals. They need it.

  • Anne

    I’ve been vegan for a number of years now, and while so many of us are concerned with the care of cats and dogs, we also have to think about farm animals and wildlife. So glad you have this blog Michele. It’s one of the best out there. Thanks!

  • Love his action. will have to check out game of thrones now. Great to hear that he is an advocate for animals!

  • Fran

    Great actor, great show! Sad the season is over. Now I don’t have anything good to watch.

  • May

    I love Game of Thrones. Peter Dinklage will surely get an Emmy!

  • P. Elizabeth

    Yay. Thanks, Michele. Peter Dinklage is a great actor and I’ve loved his work for years. Like you, now I like him even more!!!!

  • Fulvia

    Thank you, Michele. I’m glad to learn that he’s an animal lover!