Lisa Vanderpump is a successful wife, mother, friend, businesswoman, media mogul, and activist. But this just might be one of the coolest and most prestigious things to have ever happened to her.
The House Resolution calling for an end to the dog and cat meat industry that Lisa has been championing was passed on the House floor on Wednesday, September 12. "It has been a truly amazing day! H.Res.401, the resolution we have been working on for years urging all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade, passed on the House floor!!" Lisa shared the good news on Instagram. "It has been a long journey but we never gave up! I am inspired now more than ever to keep moving forward in the fight to end the dog and cat meat trade."
What's more, Lisa even got a special thanks on the House Floor from Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings, who introduced the resolution back in June 2017. Lisa can be seen jumping up and down with excitement in a video in the post with her daughter, Pandora Vanderpump Sabo, and Dr. John Sessa, the executive director of the Vanderpump Dog Foundation, after hearing her shout-out.
Lisa thanked Hastings, Florida Congressman Vern Buchanan, and everyone who has supported this effort. "To all of our supporters, I can’t thank you enough for your continued commitment to helping pass H.Res.401. Together, I know that we can work to end these barbaric practices. Let us continue our fight to do all that we can to protect our beloved companions," Lisa said on Instagram. "Thank you Alcee Hastings for my shout out on the House Floor- we appreciate you so much and are so proud of all of your work! Thank you to everyone who supported the bill, especially Reps Buchanan and Hastings!"
Lifelong animal lover Lisa has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of animals everywhere. She has organized protests and spoken out against the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China. Lisa also created a documentary to raise awareness of the Chinese dog meat trade, which premiered in March.
Lisa continues to find homes for dogs right here in the United States with the Vanderpump Dog Rescue Center in Los Angeles. As of April of this year, the Vanderpump Dog Rescue Center has been able to save and re-home about 500 dogs since it opened in March 2017.
Watch Lisa open up more about her animal activism last season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, below.