My apologies to any v*gan Zoners, but this story just makes me want to hurl a Double Down at the doors of the PETA headquarters. This is an excerpt from the letter that was sent by PETA to Vice President Joe Biden today:
Many members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an animal protection group with more than 2 million members and supporters, caught you moonlighting as a hot dog delivery man on The Colbert Report. While we enjoyed the show, we have one suggestion: The next time you decide to honor our men and women in uniform, please give them veggie dogs or other nutritious, cholesterol-free vegan foods and leave fatty, artery-clogging meat off the menu. After everything that they’ve done for us, the last thing our soldiers need is a hearty helping of heart disease.
Also in the press release:
“You can’t expect the troops to be lean, mean fighting machines if you’re stuffing them with fattening, artery-clogging meat, eggs, and dairy products every day,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “These men and women have seen enough violence, so the nicest thing that the vice president can do is to spare animals from the violence of factory farming and turn our servicemen and servicewomen on to the lifesaving benefits of delicious vegan food.”
You know what, PETA? You can suck my hot dog. That show was about honoring the troops, not pushing your agenda. And having Joe Biden there supporting the troops was a very noble thing for him to be doing. God bless him and Stephen Colbert for honoring them by serving them cow taint.
Also, I would be more than happy to eat veggie hot dogs – I used to eat MorningStar Corn Dogs every single week until they stopped making them. So maybe if you want people to eat meat-free hot dogs, you should talk to the one company who used to make the only edible ones.
In case you missed it the first time around, here’s Joe Biden serving our troops in the ‘Colbert Report’ audience.