Carcinogens, Cholesterol, and Pig Snouts Make Meat Franks Hard to Swallow on the Fourth of July or Any Time
For Immediate Release:
June 26, 2014
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
Orlando, Fla. – 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 Holiday Dog—complete with fried sweet onions, homemade cranberry sauce, Carolina mustard barbecue sauce, and parsley—from in Orlando is the top dog in thenation.
“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.”