Carrie and Gary Fisher's Last Protest Was Against China's Dog Meat Festival

By Kayleigh Roberts
Carrie and Gary Fisher's Last Protest Was Against China's Dog Meat Festival
Cary and Gary protesting China's Dog Meat Festival
credit: Humane Society International / Facebook

The world lost a light when Star Wars legend and brilliant writer and performer Carrie Fisher passed away after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles. In Carrie's final days, her beloved French bulldog, the perfectly-named Gary Fisher, was by her side, as he had been pretty much ever moment since Carrie adopted him.

Carrie and Gary did everything together, from walking red carpets to fighting to make the world a better place. In June, they protested China's Yulin Dog Meat Festival outside the Chinese embassy in London, Quartz reports. Although Carrie and her fellow protestors had a petition with more than 11 million signatures, they sadly weren't successful in their efforts to get China to ban the event.

A photo posted by Gary Fisher (@garyfisher) on

"All the Chinese authorities need to do is declare it shut down, and the killing stops," Carrie said at the time, according to Express. "These poor dogs need us to fight for them. Every single one of them is as precious as my dear Gary, every one of them is someone's best friend."

Gary and Carrie shared such a special bond and we know that nothing, not even the greatest tragedy, can come between that kind of love.