peter dinklage peta
by Joan Reddy
Categories: Animals, Causes, Eats, Film/TV, People
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“Game of Thrones” star and longtime vegetarian Peter Dinklage has joined with the likes of Paul McCartney and Alec Baldwin by teaming up with PETA to narrate their farming exposé “Face Your Food.”

Because of his love for animals, Dinklage has been a vegetarian since the tender age of sixteen. He is aware of the cruelty that is associated with meat and dairy production, and wants everyone to make a conscious decision when making food choices. He believes that people should know where their food came from.

In the first few minutes of “Face Your Food” Dinklage warns the audience that “[t]he images that you’re about to see might make you want to turn away, but this is what you pay for every time you buy meat, eggs and dairy products. That’s why tens of millions of kind people just in the United States alone have decided to leave animal products off their plates for good.”

Dinklage narrated the video because he wants the viewers to know what their money supports everytime they buy meat, eggs and dairy products. Although it may be difficult to watch, the video documents the ways in which animals are tortured on factory farms, and makes the viewer aware that the meat and dairy products found on grocery shelves came from live farm animals who have rich emotional lives and who suffer just like we do.

Dinklage encourages a plant-based diet, as it is the only way to ensure that animals are not being exploited, tortured, or killed.

About Joan Reddy

Joan Reddy is a professional photographer, writer, animal rights activist, and environmentalist. Joan holds a Masters degree in English Literature from the University of Toronto, and a Masters of Environmental Studies from York University, in Toronto, where her thesis focused on Animal Rights. Through her writing, Joan wants to help to educate the public about the way animals are abused and exploited, in cultures around the world. Joan is also founder and president of the Federal registered non-profit organization "International Communication for Animal Justice." Her organization's website can be found at www.internationalcommunicationforanimaljustice.org, and her professional profile on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/pub/joan-reddy/22/999/449.

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  • Christopher Locke

    Peter Dinklage is superb as Tyrion on “Game of Thrones,” but his best role to date is as a compassionate animal advocate helping to educate the public about the horrors of the meat and dairy industry. Thanks for writing up this article Joan Reddy, and for being such a dedicated activist yourself!