Tyrion Lannister loves farm animals
Tyrion Lannister is my favorite character in Game of Thrones (both the HBO series and the book series, which I refuse to call by its goofy official name), and Peter Dinklage is super-handsome and deserves 300 Emmys. So it’s nice to know that, unlike Tyrion, Dinklage wears his good-heartedness openly — he’s the new national spokesperson for the Farm Sanctuary’s Walk for Farm Animals campaign. Book series fans, maybe don’t tell them about Pretty the Pig.
The idea behind the Walk for Farm Animals is that participants organize walks in 35 cities, to fundraise and increase awareness of farm animal mistreatment. This is probably good PR for an actor whose show has so far featured several horse slaughters, not to mention a dead wolf and a skinned deer and who knows what else. (No animals were harmed in the making of these mild spoilers.) I just hope HBO doesn’t take a hint and switch to walking instead of horseback riding for season three. It wouldn’t be accurate, and besides, the horses are my dog’s favorite part of the show.
This video does make me glad that the series did away with Tyrion’s beard from the books, though. Come on, Peter, let us see your pretty face.
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