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Priscilla Presley holds dead dog alongside Kim Basinger


Several Hollywood celebrities gathered in Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon in front of the Consulate General Of The Republic Of Korea to protest the dog meat trade in Korea.

Kim Basinger, 64, was joined by her boyfriend, hair stylist Mitch Stone, as well as Priscilla Presley, 73, Donna D’Errico, 50, and EG Daily, 56.

The images from the event are disturbing as the protesters not only held signs from LCA – Last Chance For Animals – that showed dead and skinned dogs hanging by their necks from hooks.

But several women in white gloves held dead dogs in their arms. Last Chance For Animals helped organize the event but there is no note on their web site announcing deceased canines would be there.

Sources close to the protest told The Blast the ‘recently euthanized’ dogs were collected from a local veterinarian in Los Angeles so they could provide a ‘shock factor.’ They were scheduled to be cremated soon after.

Several Hollywood celebrities gathered in Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon in front of the Consulate General Of The Republic Of Korea to protest the dog meat trade in Korea. Pictured is Kim Basinger

Several Hollywood celebrities gathered in Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon in front of the Consulate General Of The Republic Of Korea to protest the dog meat trade in Korea. Pictured is Kim Basinger

Several Hollywood celebrities gathered in Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon in front of the Consulate General Of The Republic Of Korea to protest the dog meat trade in Korea. Pictured is Kim Basinger

(From left) Donna D'Errico, 50, and Priscilla Presley, 73, were also seen with Kim at the event

(From left) Donna D'Errico, 50, and Priscilla Presley, 73, were also seen with Kim at the event

(From left) Donna D’Errico, 50, and Priscilla Presley, 73, were also seen with Kim at the event

Basinger, 64, was joined by her boyfriend, hair stylist Mitch Stone, who wore a wedding band

Basinger, 64, was joined by her boyfriend, hair stylist Mitch Stone, who wore a wedding band

Basinger, 64, was joined by her boyfriend, hair stylist Mitch Stone, who wore a wedding band

Protesters wore black T-shirts that read, Stop Dog Meat. There were dozens of protesters outside the consulate.

LCA and South Korean sister organization, Animal Liberation Wave (ALW), held three demonstrations simultaneously on Tuesday.

In addition to Los Angeles, they were held in Washington DC and Seoul, South Korea. 

Last Chance For Animals helped organize the event but there is no note on their web site announcing dead dogs would be at the event

Last Chance For Animals helped organize the event but there is no note on their web site announcing dead dogs would be at the event

Last Chance For Animals helped organize the event but there is no note on their web site announcing dead dogs would be at the event

LCA and South Korean sister organization, Animal Liberation Wave (ALW), held three demonstrations simultaneously on Tuesday

LCA and South Korean sister organization, Animal Liberation Wave (ALW), held three demonstrations simultaneously on Tuesday

In addition to Los Angeles, they were held in Washington DC and Seoul, South Korea

In addition to Los Angeles, they were held in Washington DC and Seoul, South Korea

LCA and South Korean sister organization, Animal Liberation Wave (ALW), held three demonstrations simultaneously on Tuesday. In addition to Los Angeles, they were held in Washington DC and Seoul, South Korea

The protests are being held on Bok Nal, the first of three non-consecutive days, known as the hottest days of the Korean summer. According to the LCA website, dog meat consumption 'rises exponentially this time of year in South Korea as dog meat soup, known as “Boshintang”, is the food of choice to combat the extreme heat and humidity'

The protests are being held on Bok Nal, the first of three non-consecutive days, known as the hottest days of the Korean summer. According to the LCA website, dog meat consumption 'rises exponentially this time of year in South Korea as dog meat soup, known as “Boshintang”, is the food of choice to combat the extreme heat and humidity'

The protests are being held on Bok Nal, the first of three non-consecutive days, known as the hottest days of the Korean summer. According to the LCA website, dog meat consumption ‘rises exponentially this time of year in South Korea as dog meat soup, known as “Boshintang”, is the food of choice to combat the extreme heat and humidity’

The Fifty Shades Of Grey actress was seen with Mitch several steps behind her; her last husband was SNL star Alec Baldwin

The Fifty Shades Of Grey actress was seen with Mitch several steps behind her; her last husband was SNL star Alec Baldwin

The Fifty Shades Of Grey actress was seen with Mitch several steps behind her; her last husband was SNL star Alec Baldwin

The protests are being held on Bok Nal, the first of three non-consecutive days, known as the hottest days of the Korean summer. 

According to the LCA website, dog meat consumption ‘rises exponentially this time of year in South Korea as dog meat soup, known as “Boshintang”, is the food of choice to combat the extreme heat and humidity.’ 

LCA asked that protesters act in a ‘solemn manner.’

Priscilla is best known for being married to Elvis and having daughter Lisa Marie Presley. She is also founder of Graceland

Priscilla is best known for being married to Elvis and having daughter Lisa Marie Presley. She is also founder of Graceland

Priscilla is best known for being married to Elvis and having daughter Lisa Marie Presley. She is also founder of Graceland

The star appeared to have a bandage on her nose as she held what looked to be a dead dog

The star appeared to have a bandage on her nose as she held what looked to be a dead dog

The animal did not move and it was being held with gloves on

The animal did not move and it was being held with gloves on

The star appeared to have a bandage on her nose as she held what looked to be a dead dog. The animal did not move and it was being held with gloves on

The actress, who starred in Dallas in the 1980s, appeared to be on the verge of tears

The actress, who starred in Dallas in the 1980s, appeared to be on the verge of tears

The actress, who starred in Dallas in the 1980s, appeared to be on the verge of tears

As the icon walked along the street, a woman could be seen behind her holding a gruesome sign that showed a dog with wire wrapped around it's nose and mouth

As the icon walked along the street, a woman could be seen behind her holding a gruesome sign that showed a dog with wire wrapped around it's nose and mouth

As the icon walked along the street, a woman could be seen behind her holding a gruesome sign that showed a dog with wire wrapped around it’s nose and mouth

It was also advised, ‘There will be no shouting, and no “shaming” of South Korea.’  

Posters and banners were provided and Stop Dog Meat t-shirts were handed out.

The protest in LA was held at the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, the one in Washington DC was held at the embassy of South Korea Washington DC and the one in South Korea was held at the Gwanghwamun Plaza.

Currently, dogs in Korea are considered companion animals, yet they are also defined as livestock according to the Livestock Industry Act.

LCA is trying to change that so dogs cannot be considered livestock.

The agency also claims that one million dogs are slaughtered annually in South Korea for food.

It was a strange sight to see so many people holding what looked to be dead dogs on the street

It was a strange sight to see so many people holding what looked to be dead dogs on the street

It was a strange sight to see so many people holding what looked to be dead dogs on the street

Daily, who is best known for her voice work in the Rugrats shows, looked to be disturned as she held on to the small dog

Daily, who is best known for her voice work in the Rugrats shows, looked to be disturned as she held on to the small dog

Daily, who is best known for her voice work in the Rugrats shows, looked to be disturned as she held on to the small dog

Basinger is not seen out in public much these days, though she sometimes does pop up on her daughter Ireland Baldwin’s Instagram account.

The beauty is best known for co-starring with Mickey Rourke in 9 1/2 Weeks and with Michael Keaton in Batman.

More recently Kim has popped up in the Fifty Shades Of Grey franchise.

She was previously wed to Saturday Night Live star Alec Baldwin with whom she has daughter Ireland, a model. 

Priscilla is best known for being married to Elvis and having daughter Lisa Marie Presley. She is also a co-founder of Graceland and has acted on TV shows such as Dallas.

Daily is best known for her voice work in the Rugrats shows. 

And Donna came to worldwide attention when she starred with Pamela Anderson on TV’s Baywatch.    

 





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