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We Have a Major Update on a Cause Close to Lisa Vanderpump’s Heart
The Vanderpump Rules boss opened up about her work as an activist.
Lisa Vanderpump's dedication to animal rights and dog rescue is paying off. The Vanderpump Rules boss confirmed on Twitter that Yulin Dog Meat festival isn't quite as active at it used it be.
"It was much, much smaller, only two days instead of ten," she shared on social media. "Awful nonetheless but due to activism it has greatly declined this year."
That update was also shared on her Vanderpump Dogs official website as a team from the organization was at the 2019 event, which she has been vocally opposed to and made it her pet cause to try and end.
"As of now, our organization has realized that there have been two days of continuous slaughter where dogs have been the main source of brutality. Additionally, in compared to years past, there appears to be a street that is focused on the selling of dog meat; however, we don't see a huge influx of people entertaining the idea of consuming dog meat. Locals in the area have even stated it is a 'Meat and Lychee Festival' rather than 'Dog Meat and Lychee Festival,'" the website noted.
The statement about this year's event adds, "While we do estimate 5,000 dogs were slaughtered and brutally murdered over the two day period, we do see a decline compared to years past. We hope that if this continues, the slaughter houses will realize that there is no longer a demand and the brutality will come to an end."
As always, the organization vowed to "work toward bringing an end to this horrific event from the ground."
More about the rescue center and organization, below.
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