\'Game of Thrones\' Blamed for Real Life \
Jon Snow on Game of Thrones Season 5, Episode 5
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Game of Thrones

‘Game of Thrones’ Blamed for Real Life “Direwolf” Attacks


The direwolves haven’t been seen much on Game of Thrones the past couple of seasons, but that’s may be because they’ve been busy attacking sheep in Wales. Or, at least, some dogs who kind of look like them are.

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According to the New York Post, the small British country has seen a 700 percent increase in husky adoptions over the past year, a figure they attribute to the dogs’ supposed similarity to the giant wolves of Westeros. Maybe they just started watching Season 1 in Wales?

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Correlating with the increase of huskies roaming the countryside is a “huge increase” in attacks on livestock in the area; especially sheep. “It’s got to the stage now where I hear about an attack and it’s almost always a husky,” Sgt. Robert Taylor of the North Wales Police told the Daily Post.

“Sadly, the reason we’re now seeing so many of these breeds being given up is because so many people get them without doing enough research into the kind of care they need,” animal expert Caroline Thompson added.

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It sounds like people are getting these dogs because they think they look like the GoT beasts but aren’t prepared to take care of them. So let’s just say it’s a good thing there aren’t any Komodo Dragons for sale at pet stores in Wales!

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