Carcinogens, Cholesterol, and Pig Snouts Make Meat Franks Hard to Swallow on the Fourth of July or Any Time
For Immediate Release:
June 27, 2014
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
Denver – 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 Soy VeggieDog—complete with mustard, onion, relish, tomatoes, pickles, hot peppers, and sauerkraut—from Mustard’s Last Stand in Denver and Boulder has grabbed the number five spot.
“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 Vegan House Special at Dreamy Weenies in New Orleans. Honorable mention goes to Dogtown in Rochester, N.Y., and DC-3 in Washington, D.C.