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    Animal Rights Activist Crash Lisa Vanderpump Dog Day Event to Protest Her Sale of Meat

    Animal rights activists from the Slaughter Free Network crashed Lisa Vanderpump’s World Dog Day event on Saturday to protest the sale of meat at Vanderpump’s restaurants like Sur and Tom Tom in West Hollywood. They called out the reality TV star for lacking compassion for animals in the meat trading industry and demanded that her restaurants transition to veganism.

    Video footage shows West Hollywood Mayor John Erickson introducing Lisa Vanderpump to the waiting audience. Just as Vanderpump was about to thank the event sponsors, nine people rushed the stage, holding signs and a banner urging Lisa to show compassion for all animals, not just dogs. Chaos ensued, with multiple people talking at once. West Hollywood Sheriff Volunteers rushed the stage to remove the activists.

    Animal Rights Activist Crash World Dog Day in West Hollywood – WEHO TIMES

    “I hear you, I hear you, but being aggressive is not the way to do it,” said Lisa, the only audible person on stage as she held the mic. “There are other ways to create change. I do more than most… and so do many people here. They are very animal conscious. I think you should acknowledge what we do… and take your fight somewhere else.”

    The crowd booed at the Slaughter Free Network volunteers and chanted Lisa’s name as the activists were led off stage. The vegan advocates convened at the side of the stage, chanting for compassion for all animals, not just dogs.

    Slaughter Free Network at World Dog Day Event in West Hollywood – WEHO TIMES

    Lisa’s husband, Ken Todd, was seen carrying their grandson away from the stage. He then returned to stand by Lisa’s side to ensure she was okay. Later, he was seen talking to one of the activists who expressed her love for Lisa Vanderpump and appreciation for her work but criticized her promotion of animal slaughter in her restaurants when she serves meat.

    Slaughter Free Network at World Dog Day Event in West Hollywood – WEHO TIMES

    According to Slaughter Free Network’s Instagram account, various animal products were served at the World Dog Day event. “Free from Harm activists are simply asking the celebrity who calls the global dog meat trade ‘an atrocity’ to admit that dogs are not the only animals that suffer, but that ALL animals suffer in the global meat trade,” reads the post. “She could easily transition her thriving restaurant businesses to plant-based menus and take a bold stance against the global meat trade.”

    Slaughter Free Network at World Dog Day Event in West Hollywood – WEHO TIMES

    The post also listed animal products available for purchase at World Dog Day, including cow and pig ears, beef trachea, beef bone marrow, elk antlers, beef strips, lamb twists, chicken hearts, chicken giblets, chicken liver, beef hearts, duck hearts, lamb hearts, turkey hearts, duck neck, chicken necks, lamb lungs, beef lungs, buffalo lungs, rabbit, duck and chicken feet, venison, pork, salmon, and shrimp.

    This isn’t the first time the Slaughter Free Network has targeted Lisa Vanderpump’s restaurants in West Hollywood. A group protested outside Sur Restaurant and Pump back in November 2022, demanding the cessation of chicken sales, specifically Jidori chicken, and calling for a switch to plant-based alternatives.

    The Slaughter Free Network also confronted the reality TV star and restaurant entrepreneur as she exited Pump Restaurant on its final night on July 3, 2024. A video submitted to WEHO TIMES shows Vanderpump trying to avoid the activists as they called her out for selling meat at her restaurants. Vanderpump was leaving PUMP and heading towards Tom Tom’s restaurant, which she co-owns.

    There was no West Hollywood sheriff’s presence when the activists rushed the stage. The sheriffs were called, and four deputies were seen patrolling the location as the activists marched through the crowd, chanting for compassion for all animals, not just cats and dogs.

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    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    4 days ago

    What a ridiculous hypocritic woman and all the phoney whiners who support her, both at the event and HERE.
    How does she have the NERVE to talk about rescuing dogs from the vile meat trade BUT SHE SERVES ANIMAL DISHES AT HER RESTAURANTS???
    Total disconnect, classic cognitive dissonance.
    Every single one of you completely misses the point.
    Shame on ALL of you.

    ahimsa42
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    4 days ago

    The only difference between a dog, cat, horse and dolphin and a cow, chicken, pig and turkey is perception. One is no more valuable than another. And yet in this culture, we hold the former animals in high esteem and the latter we brutalize for food. All animals are deserving of respect and freedom from violence. The way to respect others is veganism.

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    11 days ago

    Sounds like a lot of vegetarian narcissists looking for attention. “I care more about animals than you do. NO I care more about animals than you do. NO I CARE MORE ABOUT ANIMALS THAN YOU DO.” Etc.

    Cy Husain
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    Reply to  angry gay pope
    11 days ago

    Seriously, the narcissism is clearly apparent on the side of the celebrities who genuinely believe that public attention is THEIR exclusive domain. The suffering animals endure in factory farming conditions is of valid ethical concern given that viable alternatives are readily available, unless you live in a redneck state trying to outlaw such dietary options. Additionally factory farming has severe environmental impacts effecting as all that I’ve mentioned in other posts.

    ahimsa42
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    4 days ago

    “I don’t feel superior because I’m vegan. The truth is… I am vegan because I don’t feel superior to others.” ~ Michele McCowan

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    12 days ago

    Thanks for covering this. The activists seemed peaceful even if disruptive and no one was harmed; maybe even got some discussions started. On the topic, while veganism might have some health benefits for some and the dedication to the lifestyle is commendable, plant-based meat alternatives are not without their own cost— like the rodents, bunnies, birds and other field animals routinely killed in commercial harvesting— and the ecological damage of mono-culture crops (overwhelmingly GMO) that deplete soil and water mantel health. Notably, one of the most popular vegan restaurant chains in LA, Sage Bistro, added pasture raised animal products to… Read more »

    ThomasS
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    Reply to  West
    12 days ago

    Wrong place to voice this disruptive BS.
    Where is the appreciation for the dogs and this cause being here.
    So insulting go to Santa Monica with the rest of the nut cases.

    Cy Husain
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    12 days ago

    Now now now, celebrities are NOT the only people entitled to publicity for their causes and, the vegans showed a-lot of consideration for dogs. Also Santa Monica hardly has a monopoly on “nut cases.” West brings up many valid issues. Projected environmental benefits of replacing beef with microbial protein are considerable and would help everything from improving world food supplies, as well as reversing environmental impacts like deforestation and related CO2 emissions.

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    4 days ago

    “Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” ~Elie Wiesel

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    Reply to  West
    4 days ago

    “While it’s true that many animals are killed due to conventional agriculture techniques, it’s quite clear that being vegan reduces the amount of land used, habitat destroyed, and wildlife displaced. It’s also clear that vegans aren’t intentionally killing animals for unnecessary reasons, such as our palate pleasure or our culinary traditions. And that’s an important distinction. Just because we can’t avoid all harms to others (given institutional circumstances beyond our individual control), that doesn’t give us permission to participate in intentional and unnecessary violence and killing. For example, we know from statistical analysis that when we build roads, many people… Read more »

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    12 days ago

    Act up has nothing to do with serving meat in a restaurant. With people protesting at an event that donates for the assistance for dogs.By a bunch of vegan freaks. Did any of you vote for Byers?

    Cy Husain
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    12 days ago

    Act up has to do with LGBTQ+ rights and they need to be far more active considering the overwhelming amount of legislation being passed attacking LGBTQ+ especially Trans rights. Like other great groups like ANTIFA and BLM they’re not as active on vegan or environmental issues. Now Chelsea Byers is West Hollywood’s Human Rights Super Hero, be sure to not only vote for her but, support her whenever possible❗

    ThomasS
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    Reply to  Cy Husain
    11 days ago

    Your way off point here
    This group hijacking this event was wrong! tacky, ridiculous, ignorant and outright selfish on a child’s level.

    Cy Husain
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    Reply to  ThomasS
    11 days ago

    There were no children involved in the side event to bring attention to the environmental impact of meat consumption and, they brought up some very valid concerns. Celebrities are so offended when life doesn’t work out like THEIR reality television shows where they are the center of the universe and, nothing else really matters.

    Alan Strasburg
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    12 days ago

    Unable to win in the adult marketplace of ideas and civic and civil discourse, these social terrorists resort to attempting to win hearts and minds by shouting others down. This behavior is directly rooted to the toxic ideological brain rot foisted on our once fair city by Chelsea Byers and her band of intolerants at Beautiful Trouble. Their approach is the opposite of democracy, it is fascism.

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    Reply to  Alan Strasburg
    12 days ago

    would you say that about Act Up?

    Alan Strasburg
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    Reply to  STFU
    12 days ago

    False equivalency. I’m in the book if you want to have a debate in the marketplace of ideas rather than in seven snarky words delivered in anonymity.

    Cy Husain
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    Reply to  Alan Strasburg
    10 days ago

    The validity of ideas should NOT be based on their success in the “marketplace.” Not only is the “marketplace” far from infallible, it’s inherently subject to manipulation by those in power❗

    Alan Strasburg
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    Reply to  Cy Husain
    9 days ago

    I’m sorry that you fail to comprehend the linguistic structure of my phrase marketplace of ideas.

    No68
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    Reply to  Alan Strasburg
    9 days ago

    Oh, how quaint. It seems you believe that dressing up a trite concept with a bit of jargon magically elevates it. Unfortunately, your “phrase” is as pedestrian as it is misunderstood. The so-called “marketplace of ideas” has been a cliché for decades, and your attempt to wield it as a badge of intellectual superiority is rather laughable. Perhaps next time, you could try something a bit more original and substantive? That is, if you can manage to grasp the intricacies of genuine discourse and maybe stop debasing yourself by repeatedly dragging Shyne and Byers into your every lame argument. Sincerely… Read more »

    Alan Strasburg
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    9 days ago

    ‘k, Trish.

    Cy Husain
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    8 days ago
    ThomasS
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    12 days ago

    Act up has nothing to do with serving meat in a restaurant. With people protesting at an event that donates for the help, assistance for dogs by a bunch of vegan freaks. Did you vote for Byers?

    ThomasS
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    Reply to  Alan Strasburg
    12 days ago

    You hit the nail on the head Byers toxicity hypocrisy. Who voted for her? Jeez

    Cy Husain
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    10 days ago

    A great deal of psychological projection there when it comes to debate tactics considering your entire post consists of Ad Hominem arguments and, name calling❗ Chelsea Byers was Democratically ELECTED and, YOUR insistence that our rights of free speech be based on “market forces” is a distinctly FASCIST idea going back to Hitler & Mussolini where fascism is defined as “a system of government organized around corporate capitalist power.”

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    Reply to  Cy Husain
    10 days ago

    Don’t overthink Alan Strasburg too much. He hates women. Plain and simple. He’s triggered by outspoken women. And every road leads to knocking down Sepi Shyne and Chelsea Byers any chance he gets. It’s boring at this point.

    Cy Husain
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    10 days ago

    YES, I see the problem with trying to make sense out of his consistently irrational pattern of behavior. Thank you for the insight❗

    Alan Strasburg
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    10 days ago

    Where should I send my rent check, Patty?

    Last edited 10 days ago by Alan Strasburg
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    Reply to  Alan Strasburg
    9 days ago

    Do you still rent here, Alan? Haven’t you lived in West Hollywood for 40 years or something?

    Bitter old racist transphobic man without a clue.

    Alan Strasburg
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    Reply to  Weho artist
    9 days ago

    And this, fellow human beings, is the reductive state of civic discourse in toxic online anonymity.

    West
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    Reply to  Alan Strasburg
    9 days ago

    Agree or not, Alan has done real-world work ensuring City Hall maintain basic ethical standards that has resulted in practical changes to City Hall procedures around Commissioner residency authentication and conformity with the Brown Act. While the anonymous trolls set up a sour lemonade stand at the bottom of Cy’s Argument Hierarchy.

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    9 days ago

    Thanks, West. Being the recipient of churlish reactions from toxic anonymous trolls who are often blind apologists and sycophants is part of the price of speaking and writing about abuses in city hall. The disjointed rambles that attempt to come across as witty retorts are often merely rehashed and rearranged buzzwords I’ve heard many times and have little substantive connection to the issues underlying the discourse. I’ve seen very similar responses to your always well-written and reasoned commentary. I have sometimes disagreed with you, but I hope I have always disagreed respectfully, and that I’ve attached my name to my… Read more »

    Weho artist
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    Reply to  Alan Strasburg
    9 days ago

    “speaking and writing about abuses in city hall”

    Except you often engage with the toxic discourse yourself, Alan. You’re not above it because you perpetuate it!

    Take a good look in the mirror. You think WAY too highly of yourself. I can’t wait until you finally give up that rent controlled apartment and leave this great city. Your antics are tired and I think even you realize that.

    Go spend retirement in some place where you’ll be happy and complain less.

    Alan Strasburg
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    Reply to  Weho artist
    8 days ago

    Like the Lower East Side, or Buenos Aires?

    Natasha
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    7 days ago

    Stop being so frickin rude to people. If you don’t like their comments then simply ignore them. It’s one constant negative comment after another from you. Maybe you should move somewhere else. You are one negative Nancy. Why does everything need to be combative? If you feel the need to reply then please stop with the personal attacks. It’s so unnecessary.

    Weho artist
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    Reply to  Natasha
    6 days ago

    Excuse me? Pot calling the kettle black much?

    Maybe you need to re-read your previous comments, Natasha.

    Natasha
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    Reply to  Weho artist
    6 days ago

    Maybe you should post your comments about the specific stories not personal attacks. Your personal attacks are getting tired. It makes you look like a bitter negative Nancy.

    Alan Strasburg
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    5 days ago

    Hi Natasha, I welcome the negative personal attacks. I own my commentary and have zero problem with toxic anonymous ad hominem or other personal character attacks. I am particularly amused by the ones who say that I am triggered by outspoken women and attack (triggered by?) my outspokenness. It’s an interesting clique and I seem to have sparked a nerve. C’est la vie.

    West
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    Reply to  Cy Husain
    9 days ago

    I love this graphic, we could all benefit from its application.

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    Reply to  Alan Strasburg
    4 days ago

    “As often as Herman had witnessed the slaughter of animals and fish, he always had the same thought: in their behaviour toward creatures, all men were Nazis. The smugness with which man could do with other species as he pleased exemplified the most extreme racist theories, the principle that might is right.” — Isaac Bashevis Singer

    Enough!
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    13 days ago

    Anyone who imposes their beliefs on others by storming their event are turning more people off then they are turning them on to their cause. Stop already.

    Ava
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    13 days ago

    The activists have a point. Lisa has a platform that can impact others. How can we expect others to condemn Yulin when we do the same and worse in our own backyard?

    ThomasS
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    Reply to  Ava
    12 days ago

    You must have voted for Byers

    Cy Husain
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    11 days ago

    Chelsea Byers West Hollywood City Council Person was ELECTED by the majority of West Hollywood voters for her position. That’s how a Democracy is intended to work. You are free to run for office if you like, I’m sure the republicans would accept you❗

    Cy Husain
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    Reply to  Ava
    11 days ago

    YES, you are very right the activists have a valid point about the environmental impact of meat consumption and, public attention is NOT the exclusive domain of well connected celebrities who have been vetted & approved by those in positions of power. Currently we are suffering the consequences of misinformation winning out over Science because only approved celebrities are allowed media attention❗

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