Dat Dog’s Spicy Chipotle Dog Wins PETA Top 10 Spot

Ahead of the Fourth of July and National Hot Dog Month, Group Picks the Most Delicious Meat-Free Dogs From Sea to Shining Sea

For Immediate Release:
June 26, 2019

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New Orleans – As people gear up to celebrate the Fourth of July and just in time for National Hot Dog Month, PETA is releasing its list of the Top 10 All-American Vegan Hot Dogs of 2019 for revelers to enjoy at restaurants across the country—and Dat Dog‘s Spicy Chipotle Dog has nabbed a spot on the list. The award-winning dog is loaded with chipotle and arbol peppers and an array of spices.

“Meaty hot dogs are getting their buns kicked by creative cruelty-free fare such as Dat Dog’s spicy sausage,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “All the wieners on PETA’s national top 10 list prove that caring about animals, your arteries, and the planet makes for good eating.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. The group notes that veggie dogs are lower in fat than traditional hot dogs and contain none of the cholesterol or cancer-causing agents found in their meat-based counterparts—and they spare animals immense suffering. In today’s meat industry, pigs spend their entire lives in cramped, filthy warehouses. Part of piglets’ tails are cut off, and males are castrated without pain relief. At slaughterhouses, the animals are strung up by one leg and their throats are slit, sometimes while they’re still conscious and able to feel pain. Every person who goes vegan saves the lives of nearly 200 animals every year.

Dat Dog will receive a framed certificate. Other winners include the Crispy Cowboy at Phyto’s Vegan Eats in Las Vegas; the Banh Mi Dog from Fauxmaha Hot Dogs in Omaha, Nebraska; and the Chicago Dog at Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace in Columbus, Ohio. And of course, lots of vegan hot dog brands are widely available in grocery stores across the country. To view the complete list, please visit PETA.org or click here.

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