Priscilla Presley has sent a powerful and hard-hitting message after being pictured carrying a dead dog in her arms to protest the dog meat trade.
Elvis Presley’s former wife, 73, stood alongside Kim Basinger, 64, Donna D’Errico, 50, and EG Daily, 56, as they joined forces in front of the Consulate General Of The Republic Of Korea in Los Angeles to protest the horrific Korean trade.
While some protestors wore white gloves and carried dead dogs in their arms – including Priscilla and Kim – others took it a step further in a disturbing push, brandishing signs with shocking photos of skinned dogs hanging from hooks, in one of the most hard-hitting messages of American protests yet.
Priscilla wore baggy white trousers and a black top for the protest, with the words “stop dog meat” emblazoned across it.
Last Chance For Animals reportedly helped organise the event, but there’s no sign of any instructions to bring along the dead animals on their website.
It wasn’t the only protest against the controversial issue, as LCA and South Korean sister organisation Animal Liberation Wave (ALW) held three demonstrations across not only LA, but also Washington DC and Seoul, South Korea.
According to the LCA’s website, “the protests are being held on Bok Nal, the first of three non consecutive days, known as the hottest days of the Korean summer”.
Dear Friends and Animal Lovers,Please join LAST CHANCE FOR ANIMALS as we conduct demonstrations in Los Angeles, Washington DC,and Seoul, Korea against the Dog Meat Trade. All three demos will be held on the SAME day – July 17th, 2018. ▪️ WHAT: Silent Demo to End the Dog Meat Trade of South KoreaWHEN: Tuesday July 17 10:30am-12:30pm PSTWHERE: Consulate General of the Republic of Korea3243 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, 90010 Parking at 3325 and 3424 Wilshire Bl. ▪️ *DRESS CODE: Please wear dark jeans / pants / long shorts or skirt and you will be given a t-shirt. We will be on the shady side of Wilshire. The uniformity of clothing will create the optics for the Public and the Press to relay the solemness of this protest and the meaning behind it. ▪️ An estimated one million dogs are tortured and killed every year in South Korea to be made into soup. South Korea is the only country in the world where dogs are bred and raised specifically for the purpose of human consumption. #stopdogmeat
They added: “Dog meat consumption rises exponentially this time of year in S. Korea as dog meat soup, known as ‘Boshintang’, is the food of choice to combat the extreme heat and humidity.”
Protestors were asked to act in a “solemn manner”, with “no shouting, and no ‘shaming’ of South Korea”. While posters and banners were provided, as well as the t-shirts, there was no word of which banners they would be.
Priscilla took to social media shortly before joining the march, pleading with her followers to join her campaign, and writing: “An estimated one million dogs are tortured and killed every year in South Korea to be made into soup. South Korea is the only country in the world where dogs are bred and raised specifically for the purpose of human consumption. #stopdogmeat.”