From the USSA website ... warning labels on hot dogs? I guess spam is next:
Hot Dogs Under Attack as Vegan Group Sues Meat Industry
Suit Demands Warning Labels on Packaging
Free hot dogs on Capitol Hill seemed like a good idea as National Hot Dog Day was celebrated on July 22. However, a vegan advocacy group had other plans.
Those plans included filing a class action law suit in New Jersey seeking a mandate that warning labels be placed on hot dog packages stating that their consumption could lead to cancer.
According to a press release from the non-profit Cancer Project, the suit was brought on behalf of three New Jersey residents that had, “purchased hot dogs made by the companies without being made aware that processed meat products are a cause of colorectal cancer.”
This is not the first attack made by the group on the hot dog industry. In 2008, the Cancer Project circulated a petition calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to stop handing out hot dogs and other processed meats to children through the national school lunch program.
The Cancer Project is an affiliate of the Physicians Committee on Responsible Medicine (PCRM) an organization that has been linked to promoting a vegan diet as a way to prevent health problems.
The lead attorney in the New Jersey case, Dan Kilburn, reinforced the link between a vegan agenda and the Cancer Project. Kilburn was quoted in the media saying that, “yes, we do promote a vegan diet to avoid cancer and to promote cancer survival.” Kilburn went on to accuse major manufacturers such as Oscar Meyer with operating “the same deception as Big Tobacco did a few decades ago.”
The USDA includes meat in its dietary guidelines and has not indicated any problems with processed meats.