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Priscilla Presley, Kim Basinger protest dog-meat trade by holding actual dead dogs

The dogs represented those that are routinely tortured before they are hung, beaten, electrocuted or boiled alive on South Korean dog meat farms.

MARIA PUENTE: ‘The animal-rights movement is deploying a dramatic tactic in its battle against the Asian dog-meat trade, sending celebrities like Kim Basinger and Priscilla Presley out to picket while holding fluffy dead dogs in their arms and waving placards with grotesque pictures of canine carcasses… Their goal: to raise awareness in America about the annual “inhumane slaughter” of about one million dogs in the Korean dog-meat trade alone. Simultaneous protests took place in Washington, D.C. and in South Korea but the Los Angeles event was the one with the celebrities and the dead dogs.

“The dogs represented those that are routinely tortured before they are hung, beaten, electrocuted or boiled alive on South Korean dog meat farms,” said Chris DeRose, founder the protest organizer, Last Chance for Animals, in an email to USA TODAY. “The purpose for using the dogs was to draw attention and encourage compassion for dogs as companion animals, regardless of what label South Korea puts on them”… Founded by DeRose in 1984, Last Chance for Animals hopes to ban human consumption of millions of dogs around the world’. SOURCE…

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