Peter Dinklage and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are calling on fans not to buy huskies because they resemble the Stark clan's direwolves. Why? It seems that since the show an uproar for having resemblance of the Starks direwolves has lead fans to impulsively buying huskies, only to abandon the canine companions once the novelty wears off.
Dinklage made a statement released by PETA, "Not only does this hurt all the deserving homeless dogs waiting for a chance at a good home in shelters, but shelters are also reporting that many of these huskies are being abandoned — as often happens when dogs are bought on impulse, without understanding their needs."
This is internally correct. Huskies, like all dogs need a lot of time and devotion. If someone isn't ready to give that then a dog of any breed may not be the best thing.
?If you aren't a huge fan of the television series, Games of Thrones here is a little breakdown. Don't worry, no spoilers. Direwolves are big and intelligent wolves. They are especially connected to House Stark, home of the series' most readily identifiable heroes, including Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Arya (Maisie Williams), the only two Stark siblings whose direwolves are still alive on the show.
Look-alike huskies have become popular with dog owners who want to bring home some Stark-like resemblance. Dinklage warns pet owners that huskies require lifelong care, including exercise and grooming. It's not all just about looks.
"Please, please, if you're going to bring a dog into your family, make sure that you're prepared for such a tremendous responsibility and remember to always, always, adopt from a shelter," he said. Dinklage is also a proud canine owner and knows the amount of time and responsibility it takes to take care of them.
PETA also noted that earlier Hollywood projects such as Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Legally Blonde, Men in Black and even 101 Dalmatians also created the same spikes in sales of the featured dog breed, that sadly also later showed up in shelters because of ill-prepared owners.
So make sure you know all the facts before committing!
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