Pigs in Arms, Not on Plates, at PETA’s Congressional Veggie Dog Lunch

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

Members of Congress and their staffers got to “pig out” for National Hot Dog Day on Wednesday as PETA hit Capitol Hill for our annual Congressional Veggie Dog Lunch.

In the spirit of the hit film Okja, which is inspiring people to love pigs, not eat them, PETA gave cuddly plush “super pigs” (or chewy ones for pups) to the first 100 guests, including Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA):

D.C.-area favorite Greatest American Hot Dogs served up five different options of “super pig–free” hot dogs, from the classic All-American to the veggie-loaded Chicago Dog.

Eager politicos from both sides of the aisle came together to form one long line at PETA’s pop-up hot dog stand. And they came to an agreement: The cute piggy presents and tasty pig-free lunch made them feel like cutting the pork from their diets.

Catch Okja now on Netflix.

Note: PETA supports animal rights, opposes all forms of animal exploitation, and educates the public on those issues. It does not directly or indirectly participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office or any political party.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind