Newsletters

Costume Design

'Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage's Farm Friendly New Role (Video)

"Thrones" fans will find out in Sunday's season finale if Dinklage's character, Tyrion Lannister, survives. But his upcoming role may surprise you.

HBO

If you’re a devout fan of HBO series Game of Thrones you’re probably eager for Sunday night’s season finale to find out if your favorite characters will perish or survive.

PHOTOS: 'Game of Thrones' Season 2 Preview

Take Tyrion Lannister (brilliantly played by the show's breakout star Peter Dinklage). He ended last week's episode in pretty bad shape, passing out in his squire's arms after being attacked by someone he trusted. The city was saved by Tywin Lannister, but fans (apparently, those who haven't read the books) are wondering if Tyrion will make it.  

Worryingly, Peter Dinklage already has his next role lined up. He's going to be the national spokesperson for Farm Sanctuary’s Walk for Farm Animals. Whew. OK, big sigh of relief.

Turns out Dinklage has been a vegetarian since he was 16, and he's just filmed a video (see below) to promote a series that hopes to change 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 OK with me,” says Dinklage, who has won an Emmy and a Golden Globes for his Thrones role.

STORY: Golden Globes 2012: Peter Dinklage Pays Tribute to Assaulted Dwarf in Acceptance Speech

“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,” says Dinklage.  

If you want to join the actor in making the world a kinder place for farm animals, register to participate in a Walk for Farm Animals near you at WalkForFarmAnimals.org.”

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. The Walks will take place in more than 35 North American cities this Fall, as well as virtually.

For over 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.

What do you think?

Advertisement