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Peter Dinklage Doesn't Like What Some "Game Of Thrones" Fans Are Doing To Huskies

"This hurts all the deserving homeless dogs waiting for a good home in shelters."

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Peter Dinklage is widely known for playing a badass outcast named Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones.

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But did you also know the 48-year-old Emmy Award winner is an animal rights advocate and proud owner of a rescue dog named Kevin?

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Peter, being the avid dog lover that he is, issued a statement to PETA on Tuesday after noticing a disturbing trend within the Game of Thrones fanbase.

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According to the New Jersey native, fans have been buying huskies due to their resemblance to direwolves, a fictional animal on the show, and later abandoning them.

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"Please, to all of Game of Thrones' many wonderful fans, we understand that due to the direwolves' huge popularity, many folks are going out and buying huskies."

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"Not only does this hurt all the deserving homeless dogs waiting for a chance at a good home in shelters..."

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"...but shelters are also reporting that many of these huskies are being abandoned."

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"As often happens when dogs are bought on impulse, without understanding their needs."

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"Please, please, if you’re going to bring a dog into your family, make sure that you’re prepared for such a tremendous responsibility."

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"And remember to always, ALWAYS, adopt from a shelter.”

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PETA also posted this image, including Peter's message, to their various social media pages:

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But this isn't the first time a popular film or TV show has generated a spike in sales and negative attention surrounding a particular dog breed.

According to PETA:

101 Dalmatians, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Legally Blonde, and Men in Black all caused massive spikes in sales of the featured dog breeds, and many of these dogs were later abandoned at shelters by their ill-prepared guardians.

So, whether you bought your dog or adopted, remember to shower them with love and be prepared to have a furry friend for life!

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