Ahead of the Fourth of July and in Time for National Hot Dog Month, Group Pays Tribute to the Most Delicious Meat-Free Hot Dogs From Sea to Shining Sea
For Immediate Release:
July 2, 2019
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Omaha, Neb. – As people gear up to celebrate the Fourth of July and National Hot Dog Month, PETA is releasing its list of the Top 10 Vegan Hot Dogs of 2019 for revelers to enjoy at restaurants across the country over the holiday—and Fauxmaha Hot Dogs‘ Banh Mi Dog has nabbed a spot on the list. The award-winning menu item from the first—and only—vegan hot dog cart in the state consists of a tofu-and-seitan dog topped with pickled carrots and radish, a spicy Sriracha “mayo” sauce, and fresh mint and cilantro.
“Meaty hot dogs are getting their buns kicked by tasty vegan creations such as Fauxmaha’s fresh Banh Mi Dog,” 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 is 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.
Fauxmaha will receive a framed certificate. Other winners include the Crispy Cowboy at Phyto’s Vegan Eats in Las Vegas, the Hang Ten from Onion Maiden in Pittsburgh, and the Chicago Dog at Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace in Columbus, Ohio. And of course, impressive 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.