Washington DC’s First Veggie Hot Dog Eating Contest

D.C.’s First Veggie Hot Dog Eating Contest is on Saturday, July 26, 2008

Event is hosted in honor of National Veggie Hot Dog Month

July 24, 2008

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 Tofurkinator,” “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.


Compassion Over Killing (COK) is a nonprofit animal advocacy organization based in the Washington, D.C. area. Since 1995, COK has worked to end the abuse of animals in agriculture through undercover investigations, public outreach, litigation, and other advocacy programs. On the web at www.COK.net.