6.24.19On 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 Statesa practice that, while uncommon, was still legal in 44 states. In addition to passing this bill, the House adopted H.Res.401a 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:

United States Residents:

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


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