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Actor Peter Dinklage Stands Up For Animal Rights (Video)

Actor Peter Dinklage Stands Up For Animal Rights (Video)

If you watch the HBO fantasy drama “Game of Thrones,” you’re probably a fan of Peter Dinklage’s witty, bawdy character Tyrion Lannister, a role for which the actor has won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe. You might even be familiar with his first big role in “The Station Agent” or the part he played in “Elf.”

But did you know that Dinklage has been a vegetarian for almost 3 decades? Since the age of 16, the actor has felt that “animals used for food are treated like unfeeling machinery.” And, as season two of “Game of Thrones” draws to a close, he’s finding a new project to spend his time on – Dinklage is going to bat for farm animals.

He’s working along with a group of vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores to fight against the abuse of farm animals on factory farms by promoting Farm Sanctuary’s Walk For Farm Animals. Here’s the video he filmed with Farm Sanctuary:

This sort of advocacy isn’t terribly surprising coming from Dinklage, who is known for taking a stand on issues of personal importance. For years, Dinklage – who has achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism – struggled to find television and movie roles because he’s tried to avoid roles which he felt were demeaning (i.e., Santa’s elves, Oompa Loompas, dwarves with pointy shoes and wild beards).

He’s also taken a stand in the past to ban horse-drawn carriages in New York City.

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4:14PM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

I remember seeing Peter in ELF. I have utmost respect for all people who stand up for animals who have no voice of their own.
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12:02PM PDT on Jun 25, 2012

I've never heard of this actor but I'm for any celebrity who uses his/her status to help animals.

4:59AM PDT on Jun 15, 2012

great :) thanks for sharing :)

4:34AM PDT on Jun 15, 2012

Thank you, Peter, for being a spokesperson for this great cause.

7:15AM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

Good for Peter.

6:20AM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

Not just a fine actor, but a good human being as well - thanks, Peter !

7:31PM PDT on Jun 13, 2012

thanks

5:17PM PDT on Jun 13, 2012

Glad to know.

10:41AM PDT on Jun 13, 2012

thanks.

2:41AM PDT on Jun 13, 2012

wonderful! thank you~ ^-^

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