Scene: A panel discussion on Capitol Hill on the status of the legislation (outlook: maybe next session) and the dog-meat industry. Organizers showed a graphic video of dogs being tortured, to gasps and sobs from the audience and panelists. The crowd, noticeably devoid of lawmakers, comprised mostly animal activists.
Soundbite: “It doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican or Democrat — our cause should be everyone’s cause,” Vanderpump said. “It’s with the weight of the American government behind us that we can finally begin to make real change.”