Jermaine Dupri to Host PETA’s 26th Congressional Veggie Dog Lunch

For Immediate Release:
July 18, 2022

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Washington – “Feel the Beets. Lose the Meats.” That’s the theme of PETA’s 26th Congressional Veggie Dog Lunch, courtesy of legendary music producer Jermaine Dupri, who will lead the group in passing out Slutty Vegan’s Big Dawgs (Beyond Meat bratwurst served on pretzel buns, piled high with sauerkraut, and smothered in a signature sauce), Dupri’s own line of dairy-free ice cream, plush beet toys and treats for staffers’ dogs, and more.

When:      Wednesday, July 20, 12 noon

Where:    Longworth House Office Building, 15 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington

“Jermaine Dupri’s work with Mariah Carey was topping the 1996 music charts back when the Congressional Veggie Dog Lunch first started, and the numbers of vegans and animal-free options have skyrocketed since then,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “The event is a fun celebration of animals’ lives and a chance to share good eats with our lawmakers and their staff every summer.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.

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