‘Thrones’ Star Peter Dinklage’s Next Battle: Saving Animals
As Season 2 wraps, breakout star is national spokesperson for Farm Sanctuary’s Walk for Farm Animals
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – May 30, 2012 – As fans of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones eagerly await Sunday night’s season finale surprises, the show’s breakout star, Peter Dinklage, is already gearing up for his next challenge: speaking up for farm animals as national spokesperson for Farm Sanctuary’s Walk for Farm Animals. The actor, who has been vegetarian since he was 16, has filmed an exclusive new video (watch it here) 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 OK with me,” says Dinklage, who currently graces the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. “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 near you at WalkForFarmAnimals.org.”
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.
To view Peter Dinklage’s exclusive new video and learn more about Farm Sanctuary’s Walk for Farm Animals, visit walkforfarmanimals.org.
About Farm Sanctuary
Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, promotes legislative, policy, and individual lifestyle changes to help farm animals. Farm Sanctuary’s shelters in New York and California provide lifelong care for more than 1,300 rescued farm animals. For more information, please visit farmsanctuary.org.