Carcinogens, Cholesterol, and Pig Snouts Make Meat Franks Hard to Swallow on the Fourth of July or Any Time
For Immediate Release:
July 2, 2014
Shakira Croce 202-483-7382
New Orleans – PETA has long known that meat hot dogs come with a slew of unsavory ingredients, including dangerous carcinogens, heart-stopping cholesterol and saturated animal fats, glass shards, rodent parts, and a lot of cruelty. That’s why the group set out to find the Top Five Vegan Hot Dogs in America in the run-up to the Fourth of July, and the Vegan House Special—complete with chili, Creole mix, shredded dairy-free Daiya cheese, guacamole, and pico de gallo—at Dreamy Weenies in New Orleans has grabbed the number four spot in the nation.
“The Fourth of July marks the birth of our nation, so when it comes to celebrating it with a couple of hot dogs, go vegan and give your whole body a reason to cheer,” says PETA Special Projects Manager Alicia Woempner. “After all, if you take the carcinogens, body parts, and fear out of a meat hot dog, you’re pretty much left with an empty bun.”
Rounding out the winners are the Holiday Dog at in Orlando, Fla.; the Rockaway Beach at Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace in Columbus, Ohio; the Patt Morrison Baja Vegan Dog at Pink’s in Los Angeles; and the Soy Veggie Dog at Mustard’s Last Stand in Denver and Boulder, Colo. Honorable mention goes to Dogtown in Rochester, N.Y., and DC-3 in Washington, D.C.