Lisa Vanderpump is continuing her fight against China’s annual Yulin Dog Meat Festival. After years of protesting the event, during which dogs are brutally killed and cooked, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star recently thought she’d won a huge victory when there were rumors that the city would ban the sale of dog meat at the event. And while the event will be smaller this year due to increased scrutiny worldwide, dog meat will still be sold at the festival, shocking dog lovers everywhere. Despite the setback, Lisa isn’t backing down. In an exclusive interview with OK!, the Bravo star shared how she plans on saving the dogs and ending this event once and for all.
“We were led to believe by many people in Yulin that the Yulin dog meat festival would be majorly condensed this year,” Lisa told OK! “We are hearing that it will be smaller because of the worldwide attention that has been garnered but not totally eradicated.”
“This is a long battle,” Lisa admitted. “We need people’s support.”
To garner that support, Lisa used her Bravo show as a platform to create awareness about the festival. She also founded the dog rescue organization, VanderpumpDogs.org, but that was just the beginning for Lisa.
“We are doing a health report to show the downside of eating dog meat. We are in the middle of doing a documentary, which will show the inhumane treatment of dogs worldwide,” the RHOBH star revealed. “We will have World Dog Day this Sunday.”
Lisa admitted she wasn’t an animal activist at the beginning of this process, but instead “a business woman that was blindsided by the atrocities.” However, now she’s doing “everything in my power to create more humane treatment for dogs worldwide.”
Lisa encourages other to take up the fight as well. “We applaud and support anyone that is fighting this barbaric cause,” she added.
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