Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd earned a hard-won victory this month in Congress, which passed a resolution that the Vanderpump Rules and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills couple have been working on for year. The resolution will urge all nations to end the sale of cats and dogs as meat. Naturally, Lisa is celebrating with new doggie pals who were rescued from China, where she and Ken have concentrated much of their activist efforts.
"I wanted to introduce you to two wonderful dogs that were pulled off the meat truck," she told The Daily Dish in the video (above). "This is Ollie, and this is Yuli, named after the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. Well, I don't know if you've been watching but you’ll see that we've passed [House] Resolution 401 and that was to end the dog meat trade all over the world. With your support as well, people reaching out to Congress, it's been a long fight but when you see that basically you’ll be saving people [motioning to pup Ollie] like this, I mean, isn’t he worth saving? He should be on your lap, not on a plate. I mean, why would you want to eat him ... I kind of want to eat him, though, I have to admit," she joked. "He’s so yummy, aren’t you?" she said to Ollie, giving him a squeeze.
Lisa and Ken's latest victory is in addition to their efforts to draw awareness to the Chinese cat and dog meat trade by organizing protests, speaking out against the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China, and releasing a graphic documentary about Yulin. They also run the Vanderpump Dog Rescue Center, which has been able to adopt out about 500 dogs since it opened in March 2017. Dogs at the center are all given the last name of Vanderpump when they arrive, and they're treated like family.
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