LOS ANGELES, July 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

WHAT:   
Last Chance for Animals (LCA) and sister organization in S. Korea, Animal Liberation Wave (ALW), will lead hundreds of protesters in three simultaneous demonstrations in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Seoul, South Korea to draw attention to the inhumane slaughter of approximately one million dogs annually in the Korean dog meat trade.

The protests directed toward the Korean government, will be held on Bok Nal, the first of 3 nonconsecutive days marking the hottest days of the Korean summer.  Consumption of dog meat soup known as “Boshintang” rises exponentially during the summer to combat the extreme heat.

WHEN/WHERE:    
Three simultaneous protests will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2018:

LOS ANGELES
Consulate General of the Republic of Korea
3243 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Time: 10:30am – 1pm (PDT)
WASHINGTON, DC
Embassy of South Korea Washington DC
2450 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
Time: 10am – 1pm (EDT)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
Gwanghwamun Plaza
172, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Time: 12:30pm – 4 pm (UTC 09)

INTERVIEWS:          
In-depth interviews are available with Chris DeRose, LCA president and founder, and Jiyen Lee, ALW founder. Please direct all interview requests to Arron Neal at arron@arprla.com or 213-568-3334. 

B-ROLL/PHOTOS:  
B-roll and photos are available on DropBox.

BACKGROUND:     
South Korea is the only country that systematically breeds and raises dogs specifically for human consumption. These dogs are purposely tortured then killed as it is believed the more torture the dog endures, the more flavorful the meat. Read about LCA’s work in South Korea at  www.stopdogmeat.com.

ABOUT LCA:            
LCA is an international non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating animal exploitation through education, investigations, legislation, and public awareness campaigns.  For over three decades, LCA has succeeded as one of the nation’s pioneer animal advocacy organizations. Visit www.lcanimal.org. Follow LCA on: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram.

ABOUT ALW:          
Animal Liberation Wave is LCA’s boots-on-the-ground sister organization formed in South Korea working toward the goal of ending the dog meat trade. www.donghaemul.com.

Media Contact: Arron Neal
213-568-3334, arron@arprla.com 

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/26a6fed4-e554-4b5c-910c-0d87195404de