On Wednesday, July 3, 2019, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a resolution urging the governments of China, Vietnam, S. Korea, Cambodia, and Indonesia to ban the sale of dog meat and to enforce their animal cruelty laws.
Introduced by Councilmember Bob Blumenfield and seconded by Councilmember David Ryu, the non-binding resolution aims to pressure governments worldwide to end their barbaric dog meat industries—which systematically breed, raise, torture, and slaughter millions of dogs for their meat each year.
The City Council resolution grew out of a resolution that was previously passed by Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils (VANC), which encompasses representatives from all of the San Fernando Valley's 34 Neighborhood Councils.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a similar resolution, H.Res.401, with the passage of the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act (H.R. 6720), a bipartisan bill that amended the federal Animal Welfare Act to outlaw the consumption of dogs and cats in the United States—a practice that, while uncommon, was still legal in 44 states.
Help stop the brutal dog meat trade:
- Sign the petition at StopDogMeat.com demanding the S. Korean government ban the horrific dog meat trade!
- LCA and S. Korean sister organization Animal Liberation Wave (ALW) will be protesting Boknal in Seoul, S. Korea on Friday, July 12. Help spread the word on social media and urge your friends, family, and followers to take action at StopDogMeat.com!
- Send a letter to the consulates of S. Korea, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Indonesia and urge them to support a ban on dog meat. In your letter, be sure to mention the LA City Council unanimously passed a resolution regarding the dog meat trade in that country. You can print out a copy of the resolution and attach it to your letter. The consulate addresses are:
Honorable Consul General of the Republic of Korea, Korean Consulate in Los Angeles: 3243 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Honorable Consul General of the People's Republic of China, Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles: 443 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Honorable Consul General of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Vietnamese Consulate in San Francisco: 1700 California Street, Suite 430, San Francisco, CA 94109
Honorable Ambassador of Cambodia, Royal Embassy of Cambodia: 4530 16th Street N.W., Washington D.C., 20011
Honorable Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia, Indonesian Consulate in Los Angeles: 3457 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010