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Stick This in Your Mouth!

Written by PETA | July 19, 2010

You probably read how third-ranked competitive eater Takeru “The Tsunami” Kobayashi was forcibly removed from this year’s Coney Island Fourth of July hot dog–eating contest after crashing the stage at the close of the event. Kobayashi didn’t compete in the contest, having refused to sign a contract with Major League Eating (I’m not making this up) because “he wanted to be free to compete in contests sanctioned by other groups.”

Well, then, Tsunami-san, why not take the Veggie Dog Hall of Fame Challenge at Corner Bar in Rockford, Michigan? You’d not only prove your independence, you’d also save yourself from the potential health problems associated with eating gluttonous amounts of meat. Not that we advocate overeating, but given how other contests mean that herds of cows are killed and eaten just so that they can be thrown up later, Corner Bar’s contest has earned the restaurant PETA’s first-ever “Animal-Friendly Eating Competition Award.”


Veggie Dog Competition


Maybe we’ll see the start of a whole new veggie-eating circuit! You don’t even have to stuff yourself silly—ready to sign up?

Written by Jeff Mackey

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  • Ralph says:

    Eating this many hot dogs the meat or veggie kind is NOT good for you. It’s bad to condone this type of behavior.

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    Vegan or not competetive eating cannot be good for the human body….I like veggie dogs but 50 in 5 minutes?? I don’t think so.

  • James says:

    WTF is the competition in ‘competitive eating’? Maybe I am just too ‘old school’ in thinking that competiton involves developing a skill like skiing running…

  • Lynne Levandowski says:

    Never had a veggie dog but I’m still giving this idea five stars for being so healthoriented. Let’s hope Kobayashi takes you up on the idea.