Friday, July 25, 2008

Hot dog eating contest tomorrow!

Just got this press release. Sounds awesome, although unfortunately the registration deadline was yesterday. (No babies will be eaten, I assume.)
D.C.’s First Veggie Hot Dog Eating Contest is on Sat., July 26

Event is hosted in honor of National Veggie Hot Dog Month

Washington, D.C.—As our nation celebrates National Veggie Hot Dog Month throughout July, Compassion Over Killing (COK), a D.C.-based animal advocacy charity, and the award-winning all-vegan Sticky Fingers Bakery are teaming up with Tofurky to host Washington, D.C.'s first ever veggie hot dog eating contest.

More than 25 vegetarian and non-vegetarian contestants, including “The Tofurkenator,” “Torfurky Libre” and “Tofuzilla,” will be competing for the top veggie dog title while also showing others how fun—and delicious—it is to choose meat-free fare.

“National Veggie Hot Dog Month offers a positive way to celebrate compassion for animals and introduce people to animal-friendly foods,” says Erica Meier, COK's executive director. “Leaving animals off our plates and switching to vegetarian alternatives is both fun and flavorful, and that’s what this contest is all about.”

The event is free to everyone, and all attendees will have an opportunity to sample free Tofurky franks. Additionally, a portion of the day’s sales at Sticky Fingers Bakery will be donated to Compassion Over Killing.

WHAT: D.C.’s First Veggie Hot Dog Eating Contest

WHEN: Sat., July 26 at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Sticky Fingers Bakery at 1370 Park Rd., N.W., D.C.

More details are available at www.COK.net

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