Photos: Courtney Stodden Hosts PETA’s 25th Congressional Veggie Dog Lunch

For Immediate Release:
July 21, 2021

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Washington – This afternoon, host extraordinaire Courtney Stodden helped PETA dish up veggie dogs for members of Congress, their staffers, and the public at the group’s 25th Congressional Veggie Dog Lunch, which started as a protest in 1996 but has since become a Capitol Hill institution. More photos are available here.

This wasn’t the first time Stodden has been at the Congressional Veggie Dog Lunch. They’re a longtime PETA supporter who previously hosted the event in 2014. “I’ve grown so much as a person, but one thing I know will never change is my love for animals,” says Stodden. “I’m so excited to be back helping PETA encourage everyone to choose kindness with every meal. With all the great vegan options we have today, it’s never been easier!”

The event’s silver anniversary celebrated all the vegan progress that’s been made in the past 25 years by featuring some of the tastiest vegan offerings from classic brands, including Nathan’s Famous vegan hot dogs, Hormel’s vegan chili, Hellmann’s vegan mayo, and Dairy Queen’s Non-Dairy Dilly Bars. There were also hot dog–shaped toys—reading, “Squeaky Toys, Not Pig Squeals”—for dogs.

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