Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

game of thrones chained dragonsgame of thrones chained dragons

Fans Heartbroken Over Dragons in 'Game of Thrones' Finale

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

Be warned. There are “Game of Thrones” spoilers ahead. Stop reading now if you have not watched the season 4 finale.

Last night, hearts broke when Daenerys hung chains around the necks of two of her dragons and left them locked up underground. To be fair, she didn’t do it for fun. She did it because she just learned that a dragon was responsible for the death of a small child. To protect the people, she felt that she had to keep the dragons contained. And yet, that didn’t stop viewers from feeling crushed as they watched her turn and walk away, leaving those poor confused creatures imprisoned and alone.

After the show, I hopped on Twitter to see what people were saying about the scene. The results were not surprising. Viewers wrote:

Of course people were upset. No one wants to see animals confined. It’s not humane. However, unlike most viewers, as I watched Daenerys cage those dragons who trusted her so completely, my heart wasn’t with the fictional reptiles. Instead, I felt my heart ache for all the real creatures, from orcas to elephants to lions to bears, who are locked up in zoos, aquariums and amusement parks. I thought of the pigs, chickens, and turkeys trapped in factory farms. I thought of the dogs in puppy mills and the mink and foxes who are raised for their fur.

Instead of feeling sad for the dragons, I felt sad for all the animals they represent. The real animals, the ones who need our help, but who aren’t the faces of a popular television show. The creatures who are kept captive, not to protect small children, but for our entertainment, food, and clothing.

Last night a hashtag started on twitter: #FreeTheDragons. I can only hope that the sense of compassion that moved people to feel for the dragons makes people think about the animals they can help in real life. If captivity disturbs you, consider taking those emotions and help #FreeTheOrcas, #FreeTheElephants or #FreeThePigs. You might not be able to change the fate of George R. R. Martin’s characters. You can help the animals who share this earth with us. And their stories are even more gut-wrenching.

Like us on Facebook:
0 Comments
fight

Verbally abusing your vegan friends isn’t edgy, it’s just being a bully

If you’re a vegan who has had to deal with this, and especially if you come from a background of being abused in other ways, you are absolutely not alone

dandy

Vegan restaurant opening is so popular, police shut it down

You know people are hungry for vegan restaurants when…

Vegan1

If you are on a plant based diet, stop calling yourself Vegan!

How the Green Health Movement has hijacked the Ethical Vegan Movement.