The ‘Vegan Revolution’ Is Coming: ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Jerome Flynn Exposes Horror of British Farms and Abattoirs
For Immediate Release:
8 January 2019
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THE ‘VEGAN REVOLUTION’ IS COMING: GAME OF THRONES STAR JEROME FLYNN
Actor Urges Fans to Ditch Meat, Eggs, and Dairy ‘Products’
London – This winter, Game of Thrones star Jerome Flynn joined forces with laying bare the horrors of the British farming industry and exposing misleading labels like “high-welfare” and “free-range”.
“Virtually none of the intelligent, sensitive animals raised for food in Britain or overseas will ever be allowed to breathe fresh air, feel the warmth of the sun on their backs, root in the soil, peck around in the grass, or do anything else that would make their lives natural or worth living at all,” says Flynn in the video. “Please join me in rejecting this cruelty. Join me in choosing healthy, ethical, vegan meals.”
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that animals raised for food are typically mutilated without painkillers, artificially inseminated, kept in intense confinement, and separated from their beloved offspring, and they may be transported to the abattoir in the freezing cold or suffocating heat. There, they’re hung upside down and their throats are cut, often in full view of one another, sometimes while they’re still conscious and struggling to escape.
Flynn also sat down for an exclusive video interview with PETA in which he shared his journey to becoming vegan. “I actually fell in love with somebody at college who was a vegan, and she brought me some PETA leaflets,” he says. “You know, it was educational stuff about the way animals are treated, and I had no idea. Because I was always an animal lover, but we’re not really educated to link the food on our plate to the animals that we love.”
For all these reasons and more, high-profile individuals like Flynn, his former co-star Peter Dinklage, actor Alan Cumming, boxer David Haye, and musician Morrissey have embraced vegan eating.
PETA’s free vegan starter kit is available here, where people can also sign a 30-day vegan pledge to receive advice on making the switch to healthy and humane vegan meals.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.