Lisa Vanderpump had a bit of a rough go on the last season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills but ahead of season 8, things really seem to be looking up for her. Currently, the RHOBH superstar is celebrating China’s decision to ban dog meat from the annual Yulin Festival after years of campaigning.
Lisa wasn’t so sure about returning to RHOBH last year after getting berated repeatedly by Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson but she ultimately decided to return as long as Bravo committed to showing more of her charitable side. On this past season, the cast travelled to Hong Kong as part of Lisa’s Vanderpump Dogs foundation and last year, they walked in her anti-Yulin Festival march in downtown Los Angeles.
Now, Lisa and her husband Ken Todd are speaking out to the Daily Mail exclusively about China’s recent decision to ban dog meat at the festival and the two seem genuinely humbled by their impact. “If it’s true then we’ve been instrumental is stopping this barbarity then we’re thrilled,” she said. “It’s not over yet, but apparently they’re going to enforce fines of up to $900 and possibly arrest violators starting on June 15 so it’s a huge step in the right direction.”
“I think they have felt the pressure from the West and certainly with the help of Bravo and Evolution Media in showcasing our marches and our gala, all the press they have helped us garner has been instrumental in this fight and in spreading the word all over the world,” she continued.
That said, the ban is only temporary and Lisa says that they still have a long way to go before all animals are saved from the torture that goes on surrounding this festival. “Any torture against any animal is a crime against humanity,” she said.
It’s so great to see Lisa and Ken succeeding in their fight against Yulin. More Housewives should use their platform for real change and as of now, these two seem to be the only ones doing so. Hopefully, more of their counterparts follow in their honorable footsteps.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will return later this year.
Last edited by TV Deets on May 21, 2017 at 3:02pm: There is now doubt among those involved that China has in fact decided to ban dog meat at the upcoming Yulin festival. | BBC News