Hot Dog Cart’s Vegan Holiday Dog Ranked the Best in America by PETA

Carcinogens, Cholesterol, and Pig Snouts Make Meat Franks Hard to Swallow on the Fourth of July or Any Time

For Immediate Release:
June 26, 2014

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Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Orlando, Fla. – 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 Holiday Dog—complete with fried sweet onions, homemade cranberry sauce, Carolina mustard barbecue sauce, and parsley—from The Vegan Hot Dog Cart in Orlando is the top dog in thenation.

“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 Rockaway Beach at Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace in Columbus, Ohio; the Patt Morrison Baja Vegan Dog at Pink’s in Los Angeles; the Vegan House Special at Dreamy Weenies in New Orleans; and the Soy Veggie Dog at Mustard’s Last Stand in Denver and Boulder, Colo. Honorable mention goes to Dogtown in Rochester, N.Y., and DC-3 in Washington, D.C.

All the winners will receive a framed certificate and a letter of congratulations from PETA.

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