Lisa Vanderpump Celebrates The Yulin Dog Meat Trade Ban

RHOBH star Lisa Vanderpupmp’s fight to put an end to the Yulin Dog Meat Festival has just made major progress and we are so proud of the difference she is making in the world.

The Yulin government is set to prohibit restaurants, street vendors, and market traders from selling dog meat at the annual event, animal activists Duo Duo Project and Humane Society International announced Wednesday.

The temporary ban will go into effect on June 15th, one week before the festival, where thousands of dogs are killed for their meat in China’s Guangxi province, is scheduled to begin on June 21st. It is said that the ban “will be strictly enforced with fines of up to 100,000 yuan,” which is about $14,500, and the “risk of arrest for violations.”

“If it’s true [that] we’ve been instrumental [in] stopping this barbarity then we’re thrilled,” Lisa told DailyMail.com after hearing the news of the temporary ban, adding that the fight is “not over yet,” but “it’s a huge step in the right direction.”

Lisa continued, “I think they have felt the pressure from the West and certainly with the help of Bravo and Evolution Media in showcasing our marches and our gala, all the press they have helped us garner has been instrumental in this fight and in spreading the word all over the world.”

Lisa’s initial response to the news was incredibly emotional. “I actually cried for 10 minutes, I just sat there,” she shared.

Congrats to Lisa and her husband Ken Todd for all of their efforts towards this project.

Photo Credit: Bravo



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  • jay

    Thanks Peta for their efforts and work for a decade!

    • One Rotten Egg

      Yes, Peta may have been trying for years, but LVP stepped it up by broadcasting it effectively worldwide—something Peta has not been able to do.

    • starr

      Jay, all the years I have been a member of Peta, much more than 10 years, just once I was made aware of them going under cover with the dog/cat meat trade, for if you’re part of peta, all the info comes to you to fight for animal welfare. Having said that, I will raise a banner to Lisa & Ken Vanderpump to praise them for the GREAT job done by bringing awareness to all & finally, hopefully, putting a stop to this barbaric, horrendous , cruel act that is beyond horrific. Let’s give credit where credit is due.
      Are you aware of what happens? These poor, defenseless creatures are shoved into cages where movement is minimal for ages. When the time comes, their mouths are masked taped, they are beaten to a pulp to soften their meat then burnt alive. All the while, the insanely sick crowd are cheering on this abominable act with joy.
      Think on this Jay then give the Vanderpumps what’s due to them.
      Personally, I would want to see an end to all animal cruelty for forever.

  • Freedomgirl

    Oh for Pete’s sake, this victory isn’t about who launched it or was ultimately responsible for the ban, it took a village and both Peta, and LVP were instrumental in getting the word out. The petitions and the letters were written and signed by millions, so let’s just be happy and rejoice that it’s a huge step in the right direction for animal rights against inhumanity.

  • cat62

    Thanks to EVERYONE involved and LVP too. She worked hard and deserves to celebrate. It took thousands of people to make it happen. Although we know it still happens – at least its a smaller scale. NOW – time to save the other animals slaughtered for Yulin as well.

  • k t

    This is wonderful news!!!! I pray the ban extends further!!!!

  • 3D\’s Forever

    PETA and all the animal lovers everywhere helped. But it was Lisa who brought it to the millions of HW viewers. HW and reality TV used to be a hidden guilty pleasure for many. Now it has become acceptable, finally. I started with America’s Next Top Model, and then the other countries that followed. Australia’s was very good, better than ours IMO. Anyway, as a group, we seem to be all about charity, as far as this blog anyway. If this is a slice showing what the entire world of people who speak for the sentient animals who can not speak for themselves look like, then I am very proud to be just one. Not just dogs, but all animals are sentient, have families and a social system.
    It matters not who did the best job, as long as the job got done. Lisa and Ken used their own money for a lot of awareness, and animal rescue places, and love for animals being the most important thing in their lives after their family. What a wonderful thing this is. When I love up my kitties today I will think of this. Those kitties might have been saved by us, but they saved a big part of my heart from becoming atrophied. Being it is so amazing what 2 little black kitties can do, then I imagine what all the animals of the Earth can accomplish with our help.