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Peter Dinklage, well known for his role as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones, has teamed up with PETA to release a video “Face Your Food” urging people everywhere to think twice about consuming meat, eggs and dairy products.
PETA has a history of teaming up with celebrities to spread word about the benefits of becoming a vegetarian. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals stated that becoming a vegetarian will improve your health, help the environment and reduce cruelty to animals and animal suffering.
Dinklage has teamed up with PETA for the video “Face Your Food” as a follow up to Paul McCartney’s “Glass Walls” and Alec Baldwin’s “Meet Your Meat” videos, according to Pop Dust.
In the video that debuted on April 17, the New Jersey native warned of the disturbing images that would be shown in the video.
“The images you are 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,” Dinklage said. “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.”
In an interview with PETA, the HBO star said the reason he became a vegetarian at the age of 16 was because of a girl.
“Many things when you’re 16 are because of girls but then it just stuck with me and I started to really become serious about it,” Dinklage stated.
He adds in the interview that he had many animals when he was a kid and that his father was a big conservationist, which made him very aware of respect for nature and animals.
IMDb stated tht anytime Dinklage is seen eating a meat product on screen, like in Game of Thrones, it is actually a tofu product.
For more information about vegetarianism and PETA please visit PETA.org.
Warning: the video below “Face Your Food” shows graphic footage of animal abuse and suffering