From ‘High Canine’ to ‘Not Canine’? PETA Seeks to Veganize Route 66 Landmark


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April 14, 2023

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

New Haven, Conn. – Andrea and Alan Spaulding, house owners of the landmark High Canine scorching canine stand, have introduced that they plan to retire on the finish of the summer time, prompting PETA to ship them a letter this morning to discover buying the eye-catching trailer and reworking it right into a Not Canine stand that will serve tasty vegan scorching canine.

PETA notes that consuming vegan scorching canine not solely spares animals the distress of the meat trade however—since research present that consuming simply one meat scorching canine can take 36 minutes off a human life—additionally may assist maintain High Canine’s clients in prime form for years to return. The swap may additionally improve the beloved enterprise’s longevity: The worldwide marketplace for vegan scorching canine grew by 20% final 12 months, and greater than half of all U.S. households now search out vegan meals merchandise.

“After 43 years, the time is ripe for High Canine to say goodbye to unhealthy, processed meat produced from cow and pig elements and howdy to the scrumptious veggie canine that at present’s diners are consuming proper up,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA would relish the chance to offer High Canine a second life as a part of the booming vegan meals market.”

PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals usually are not ours to eat” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—presents free vegan starter kits to assist anybody make the swap. For extra data, please go to, hearken to The PETA Podcast, or comply with the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

PETA’s letter to the Spauldings follows.

Pricey Mr. and Mrs. Spalding,

I’m writing on behalf of Folks for the Moral Therapy of Animals U.S.—PETA entities have greater than 9 million members and supporters globally, together with many hundreds throughout Connecticut, and PETA U.S. is the most important animal rights group on the planet—following studies you’ll be promoting your enterprise after 43 years, with a suggestion you would actually sink your enamel into. Will you please think about providing your High Canine stand to us at an affordable value, so we will remodel it right into a vegan Not Canine stand?

Right here’s why we have an interest: Consuming scorching canine can put customers of all ages within the quick lane to sick well being. Consuming only one meaty scorching canine can take 36 minutes off a human life. The World Well being Group studies that processed meat—together with scorching canine—causes most cancers, whereas research present that consuming vegan meals like protein-rich, cholesterol-free tofu helps a prime invoice of well being and reduces the chance of affected by sure forms of most cancers, coronary heart illness, and strokes.

And there’s one other glorious cause to decide on vegan scorching canine. Pigs, cows, and different animals generally used for warm canine are clever, delicate people who really feel ache and kind sturdy bonds with others. But the tens of millions of those animals who’re killed within the U.S. yearly are raised on filthy manufacturing unit farms and endure anxious crowding in addition to routine mutilation, akin to castration and tail-docking—with none ache aid—earlier than they’re despatched on a terrifying journey to the slaughterhouse, the place they bear a violent demise. By comparability, veggie canine spare residing, feeling beings this depressing destiny and win you a spot in all compassionate hearts.

The variety of vegans is skyrocketing—there’s been a 500% improve within the U.S. since 2014, and greater than half of all U.S. households now purchase vegan meals merchandise. The worldwide marketplace for plant-based scorching canine grew by a whopping 20% final 12 months and is projected to succeed in a market worth of $1.99 billion by 2032. A number of main manufacturers—together with Portillo’s, Lightlife, Subject Roast, and Wienerschnitzel—are even at present promoting their very own vegan scorching canine.

Frankly, we would like everybody to contemplate that they now have choices, whether or not they’re vegan for moral, environmental, well being, spiritual, or different causes or they only wish to strive a vegan scorching canine. Since People’ urge for food for cruelty-free meals is barely rising, we hope you’ll relish this chance to ketchup with the pattern by promoting your scorching canine stand to us. Thanks in your consideration. We stay up for listening to from you.

Very really yours,

Ingrid Newkirk


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