On June 5, 2019, Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, a prominent advocate for animal welfare, introduced a resolution in the Los Angeles City Council 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.
The pending resolution, which was seconded by Councilmember David Ryu, 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.
In September 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives issued its own ban with the passage of the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2018 (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. In addition to passing this bill, the House adopted H.Res.401—a non-binding resolution urging China, S. Korea, Indonesia, and other nations to ban the dog and cat meat trade by adopting and enforcing laws that prohibit this practice.
Help stop the brutal dog meat trade:
Los Angeles City Residents:
Submit a public comment in support of this resolution here. Be sure to enter your name, email address, and the council file number: 19-0002-S101.
- Call or email your councilmembers and urge them to support the resolution (CF 19-0002-S101). Click here to locate their contact information.
United States Residents:
- Sign the petition at StopDogMeat.com demanding the S. Korean government to ban the horrific dog meat trade.
- Send a letter to the consulates of China, Vietnam, S. Korea, Cambodia, and Indonesia and urge them to support a dog meat trade ban. In your letter, be sure to mention the LA City Council is currently considering a resolution regarding the dog meat trade in that country. Print out a copy of the resolution and attach it to your letter. The 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