Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage has a message for fans who want a dog that looks like a direwolf: Please stop buying huskies. Dinklage plays Tyrion Lannister and numbers among the most beloved actors on the hit HBO series. In a statement with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the actor discouraged fans from buying huskies just because they look like direwolves, a now-extinct northern wolf breed and symbol of the fictional House Stark.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time animals are paying the price for pop culture popularity. Read on to find out more.