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    Animal Rights Activists Confront Lisa Vanderpump During Final Night at Pump Restaurant

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    Slaughter Free Network activists confronted reality TV star, restaurant entrepreneur, and animal rights activist, Lisa Vanderpump, while the Vanderpump Rules star exited Pump Restaurant on its final night (Pump is closing after being in West Hollywood for 10 years). A video submitted to WEHO TIMES shows Vanderpump trying to avoid the activist while they called her out for selling meat at her restaurants. Vanderpump was leaving PUMP and heading towards Tom Toms restaurant, another West Hollywood restaurant she co-owns.

    “Lisa, why do you say you love dogs and then raise chickens to be killed?” Asked the activist while holding an image of a chicken locked in a tight cage.

    “Oh my God!” Vanderpump responded, unable to hide her exasperation. “I know, I get it. I’m a vegetarian.”

    The activist made a case that chickens are no different than dogs and she compared the The Yulin Dog Eating Festival in China, which Vanderpump has railed against, to chickens being raised to be slaughtered, so they could be eaten at her restaurants.

    “I can’t fight every fight,” Vanderpump said as she made haste into the safety of Tom Tom’s Restaurant.

    Activists from Slaughter Free Network also demonstrated outside of Vanderpump restaurants in West Hollywood in November of last year. They demanded that the animal rights activist stop the sale of chicken at her restaurants, specifically Jidori chicken, and replace it with a plant-based chicken.

    Nathalie Pouille, who co-owns Sur restaurant down the street from PUMP, told WEHO TIMES that she removed Jidori chicken from the menu and replaced it with regular chicken, but she said she drew the line at replacing real chicken with a plant based product. “What they are trying to do is get me to sell their plant-based product, which I don’t know what that is. I respect vegans, I respect vegetarians, but this is not OK,” she said last year.

    Leah Goodwin, who describes herself as an animal rights activist and organizer for Slaughter Free Network said that night that she was not harassing, nor did she have a product that she was pushing, but was simply trying to get them to change to a plant-based chicken option. She said she has been reaching out to all the owners of Sur and Pump to let them know of the cruelty that is Jidori and that she’s sent them photos on a bi-weekly basis showing them the bad conditions these animals face. “Nothing is changing despite our claims and evidence,” she said. “Supposedly Jidori is the best of the best chicken, and they say they took it off the menu. They need transition into a plant-based option.”

    Slaughter Free Network alleges that Sur is still selling Jidori chicken despite it not being on the men. They say they heard it from one of their chefs.

    Jidori Jidori is a Japanese homophone which translates to “from the ground”. Jidori chicken refers to a type of mixed-breed domestic free-range chicken known for what is a described as a robust flavor and it’s high price ranging from $40-$60. The original Jidori chicken began when a precious pure breed of chicken called Hinaidori was crossed with the Rhode Island Red to create Akita Hinai-jidori, with Akita referring to the prefecture of Japan, and Hinai referring to the town. The chickens are said to be fed an all-vegetarian diet, including clover, tomatoes, and apples. They are delivered the same day of slaughter, insuring freshness — so much so that Hinai-jidori chickens are served sashimi-style, meaning raw.

    Vanderpump’s PUMP restaurants is closing due to an expired lease and a huge hike in rent…allegedly.

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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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    angry gay pope
    angry gay pope
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    1 year ago

    Didn’t the STACHE bar start out with a vegetarian menu? How long did that last? Some people define themselves (selfishly) by their cause of self-righteousness. There is NOTHING this woman can do, save throwing herself under their bus, to make them happy. They want to be superior, esp. to a woman who is rich, famous, influential etc.

    John
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    Reply to  angry gay pope
    1 year ago

    Yeah, they don’t focus on making people be vegan so then the restaraunt will cater to vegans! You can’t expect her to cater to a market that isn’t there.

    Stache the Vegan..bring in the beef!
    Stache the Vegan..bring in the beef!
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    Reply to  angry gay pope
    1 year ago

    Yup. The owner of Stache was adamant that Stache was going to be vegan only due to his strong personal convictions. That went out the window really fast when they weren’t selling enough food. Then bingo…meat starting showing up. Out went his strong convictions and in came the beef.

    M Rams
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    1 year ago

    These people have lost their damn minds. Does Vanderpump raise the chickens to be slaughtered in tight cages,…..Umm, NO. So u r in a ladies face about what someone else does cuz she serves freaking chicken on her menu? These dumb bitchiz’ just wanted their pictures taken. They need to be ashamed of themselves. What planet am I on? I pray for ur dumb a$$!!

    Bryce
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    Reply to  M Rams
    1 year ago

    Who is more responsible for harming another sentient being against their will… the person who enslaves and does the killing or the person who pays, promotes, and profits from it?

    Would you take the same stance if humans were being harmed? If so, what is the morally relevant trait difference between a non-human animal and a human animal that makes it ok to slit the throat of one, and respect the other’s desire to be left alone?

    Enough!
    Enough!
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    Reply to  Bryce
    1 year ago

    Oh good grief. You can’t FORCE someone else to take up YOUR cause. And how much better are you…chasing down someone on the street…yelling at them and shoving stuff in their face! SHAME on YOU!

    Last edited 1 year ago by Enough!
    Beto
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    1 year ago

    Another example of obnoxious activists who want to force everyone to follow their dogma. They should be happy enough that under CAli law, chickens and others must have more room in their crates. We will never by a vegetarian society. Better live with it and appreciate whatever improvements are made.

    Bryce
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    Reply to  Beto
    1 year ago

    There is not an ideology on this earth more forceful than Carnism. Not one. Those who eat meat, cheese, and eggs, who wear leather and wool, and so on, force their beliefs on others to such an unimaginable extent that others actually die for their beliefs (by the hundreds of billions per year)—how forceful is that! You also have to laugh at this statement, because if it was the person arguing it who was the one waiting in line to have their throat slit, or was having their babies stolen from them, or was about to be skinned alive, they’d… Read more »

    Enough!
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    Reply to  Bryce
    1 year ago

    honestly…your’e too much. I support your right to believe what you want to believe. And you should support that right for others. Fight for what you believe in…leave the rest of us alone…with our burgers.

    Terri Nunnelee
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    1 year ago

    These activists are absolutely nuts! God’s own words from the first book of the Bible, which is Genesis, says that He created meat for us eat!

    Bryce
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    Reply to  Terri Nunnelee
    1 year ago

    Wait, isn’t this from Genesis as well? “And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. 30 And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. 31 And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. “ Besides no God would be a slave… Read more »

    Kiss it
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    1 year ago

    Well, everyone and everything‘s a part of the food chain if we throw a person in the ocean it will be a meal for a shark. These protesters are sexless desperate individuals looking for attention. Just look at them none of these men or women aren’t runway models and they want everyone to feel sorry for them and they use protesting as a gimmick to draw attention to themselves these women to go right back in the kitchen and cook meals for their men and there’s pansies should find something else to do with their time…Maybe put on a tutu… Read more »

    Bryce
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    Reply to  Kiss it
    1 year ago

    “if we throw a person in the ocean it will be a meal for a shark.” <- Does this mean you are ok with humans being eaten against their will? If so, why do you not eat humans yourself? Does someone need to have sex in order to know what is right or wrong? Do you derive your moral framework from the advice of runway models? Why are you making character attacks instead of telling everyone about your moral code and how you can justify taking the life of someone who does not consent? Is not sticking up for the… Read more »

    Linda A
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    1 year ago

    Shocked more people aren’t upset by this, those conditions are awful! Lisa could make a huge impact for the animals.

    Last edited 1 year ago by Linda A
    Enough!
    Enough!
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    Reply to  Linda A
    1 year ago

    It’s not your right to determine what cause someone does or does not take up. Grow up.

    Bryce
    Bryce
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    Reply to  Enough!
    1 year ago

    What is it about veganism and acting kind towards animals that prevents you from standing up for any other cause?

    angry gay pope
    angry gay pope
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    Reply to  Bryce
    1 year ago

    Perhaps these people are narcissists who can only relate to animals NOT other humans!?

    Enough!
    Enough!
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    Reply to  Bryce
    1 year ago

    Start with acting kind to other humans…and get out of their face!

    Terri N
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    Reply to  Linda A
    1 year ago

    Because people won’t stop eating or serving meat means those who are vegetarian or vegan have the right to harass them? No that’s your choice and right to chose what you eat. Leave those of us alone who chose otherwise. In the US there are regulations on what kind of meats we can eat. There are more rules now on how to raise the animals that are for the sole purpose of being a meal. We aren’t protesting your choice to eat plant based or whatever leave the rest alone.

    ellen svehla
    ellen svehla
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    1 year ago

    Thank you for covering this

    Enough!
    Enough!
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    Reply to  ellen svehla
    1 year ago

    Accosting people as they walk down the sidewalk – people behaving like animals. Stop it. You wouldn’t like it if someone screamed at you and shoved something in your face as you were walking down the street – don’t do it to others. It’s disgusting behavior.

    Becca Grady
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    Reply to  Enough!
    1 year ago

    I agree…it’s deplorable thst a person feels entitled to berade another, especially at their place of business and demand unreasonable expectations. I say we show up outside their homes and work demanding ridiculous things just to embarrass them so they can see how it feels!

    Enough!
    Enough!
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    1 year ago

    Get a life. Seriously.

    Kiss it
    Kiss it
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    Reply to  Enough!
    1 year ago

    Yep! Just a bunch of out of work losers!

    Jim Dire
    Jim Dire
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    1 year ago

    Yipes

    Norah
    Norah
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    1 year ago

    You should learn correct spelling and fiz your grammatical errors. Articles suck now a days, like use spell check to fix it Jesus.

    TomSmart
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    Reply to  Norah
    1 year ago

    You should practice what you preach….

    * ….learn THE correct spelling and FIX your grammatical….

    *….suck NOWADAYS, like use….

    * ….fix it Jesus….. (what’s a “fix it Jesus???”

    Jim Dire
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    Reply to  TomSmart
    1 year ago

    “Please, Jesus, fix this for me.”

    James Brooks
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    1 year ago

    Vanderpump has been an activist for years .
    Her work is well documented. These protesters are misguided and need to stop interfering with businesses

    Leah
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    Reply to  James Brooks
    1 year ago

    Jidori chicken comes from a slaughterhouse in downtown LA. The conditions are documented on a weekly basis. It’s the worst case of animal cruelty I have ever seen. Lisa is an activist for dogs but serves all sorts of animals on a plate in her restaurants. She’s not an activist she is a hypocrite. Slaughter Free Network work is well documented.

    Enough!
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    Reply to  Leah
    1 year ago

    You’re passionate about this, we get it. Leave everyone else alone.

    Dana
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    Reply to  Leah
    1 year ago

    And she removed it. They’re wrong for saying she has to sell plant based. Not everyone is on a vegetarian diet. Nor want to be. I’ve seen MANY kids of vegetarians being forced the same diet as their parents. How is this any different than what you’re accusing? It’s ok to starve kids? No. They’re skinny and malnourished bc kids need meat to grow. We are meat eaters. I’ve seen so many kids look starved bc their parents force that on them. Just bc you don’t want to eat meat, doesn’t mean everyone else can’t. If you want your beliefs… Read more »

    BobbiJo
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    Reply to  Leah
    1 year ago

    Lison not everyone wants to eat plants OK if that’s what you want fine you don’t see meat eater out there shuving meat down your alls through so don’t do it to us leave use meat eater alone for God sakes.

    John
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    Reply to  Leah
    1 year ago

    Slaughter Free Network is just an old man who does’t know what he’s doing. At least get a reputable organization.

    Tom Sandoval
    Tom Sandoval
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    1 year ago

    The wealthy only do what is right for them not for society as a whole and the good of all.

    Carrie
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    Reply to  Tom Sandoval
    1 year ago

    Everyone has what they believe in & fights for…you can’t save the whole world unfortunately! Stop making the famous be responsible for what all of us should be. God only knows what this young girl does on a daily basis that not everyone agrees with :/

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