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    Dogs Get Their Day at Lisa Vanderpump Event in West Hollywood

    Reality TV star and animal rights activist Lisa Vanderpump supported her Vanderpump Dogs Foundation in hosting the 7th annual World Dog Day, co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood. The event took place on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at West Hollywood Park.

    This year’s World Dog Day was bigger than previous years, with more vendors, photo ops, live music, raffles, and plenty of free samples and giveaways for four-legged fur babies. There was a dog fashion show, pie-eating contest, and celebrity vet Dr. Evan Antin presented a dog rescue named Judy with a Dog of the Year Award for enduring lots of pain and trauma before finding her forever home.

    Lisa Vanderpump – World Dog Day in West Hollywood- WEHO TIMES
    Lisa Vanderpump Dogs Foundation – World Dog Day – WEHO TIMES
    Lisa Vanderpump Dogs Foundation – World Dog Day – WEHO TIMES
    Lisa Vanderpump Dogs Foundation – World Dog Day – WEHO TIMES

    Those in attendance included singer Leona Lewis, Vanderpump Rules cast member Tom Schwartz, Sur manager Peter Madrigal, and Lisa’s son Max Todd, who made a surprise appearance along with daughter Pandora Vanderpump and Jason Sabo.

    Lisa Vanderpump Dogs Foundation – World Dog Day – WEHO TIMES
    Lisa Vanderpump Dogs Foundation – World Dog Day – WEHO TIMES

    The West Hollywood City Council was at the event, sans council member John Heilman. Mayor John Erickson thanked Vanderpump for her activism in animal rescue before introducing the woman of the hour to say some words.

    Lisa Vanderpump Dogs Foundation – World Dog Day – WEHO TIMES

    However, before Vanderpump had a chance to thank her sponsors, animal rights activists rushed the stage with signs and banners demanding that the animal rights activists stop the sale of meat at her restaurants and replace it with plant-based options. The group was part of Slaughter Free Network, which is a network of activists around the world campaigning for a slaughter-free, plant-based food system.

    Lisa Vanderpump Confronted by Vegan Animal Rights Activists – World Dog Day – WEHO TIMES

    Vanderpump kept her cool, while volunteers from the West Hollywood sheriff’s station escorted the activists off the stage.

    Despite protesters crashing her party, Lisa Vanderpump was in high spirits this year and made herself more accessible than in previous years. She walked the entire grounds with a bucket and asked fans for a dollar for a selfie, with all proceeds going to the Vanderpump Dogs Foundation. People lined up, some donating $20 bills for the cause.

    Lisa Vanderpump Dogs Foundation – World Dog Day – WEHO TIMES

    World Dog Day is a day that focuses on the celebration of dogs. The day aims to draw attention to the amazing, empathetic creatures that dogs are while raising awareness about global dog abuse, and very specifically the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. The Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, begins on June 21 each year. More than 10,000 dogs are reported to be captured, transported in cages, and killed for human consumption every year for this annual event. In addition, more than 10 million dogs are killed annually in China for the dog meat trade. This festival epitomizes the cruelty of the dog trade industry. Many of the dogs are stolen from their owners. Many die during transport to the slaughterhouse after days or weeks without food or water, and others suffer illness and injury during transport, such as broken bones.

    Lisa Vanderpump Dogs Foundation – World Dog Day – WEHO TIMES

    In 2016, the City of West Hollywood passed a Resolution condemning the Dog Meat Festival in Yulin. The City of West Hollywood has a long history of supporting measures that promote the protection of animal rights, and the City is a recognized leader in legislation that ensures the welfare of animals. In April 2003, the City became the first municipality in the nation to prohibit cat declawing. In February 2010, the City passed an Ordinance to address the inhumane conditions endured by “puppy mill” animals by prohibiting the sale of dogs and cats in companion animal stores. In September 2013, the City’s fur Ordinance went into effect, which prohibits retail establishments from selling, trading, distributing, importing, or exporting any fur product.

    The Vanderpump Dog Foundation was formed to aid in ending this international atrocity and to also better the lives of dogs domestically. The Foundation is built on a platform of education, legislation, and activism. Through the organization’s legislative campaigns, domestic and international awareness, and rescue and rehabilitation efforts, it hopes to end the barbaric torture once and for all.

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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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