Peter Dinklage urges ‘Game of Thrones’ fans to stop buying huskies just because they look like direwolves
Huskies may be the closest you can get to adding a “Game of Thrones” direwolf to your family outside of Westeros, but think twice before adopting a look-alike on a whim, says show star Peter Dinklage.
Dinklage — who plays Tyrion Lannister on the hit HBO series — teamed up with PETA to address an alarming trend among fans who have been adopting huskies thanks to their resemblance to direwolves, only to abandon the canines once the novelty wears off.
“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 said in statement released by the animal rights organization.
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