Animal Rights Activists Disrupt Hot Dog Eating Contest [VIDEO]
New York Daily News recently reported on an action organized by animal rights activist group, Direct Action Everywhere. The organization targeted the annual Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, which took place on July 4 in Coney Island, New York.
The competitive hot dog eating event, which takes place every Independence Day, has been protested by members of Direct Action Everywhere in the past, and for this year’s 100 year anniversary of the contest, protestors attempted to disrupt the day’s activities.
According to the article, the activists dressed up as supporters in recognizable contest apparel and then rushed to the stage, spraying ketchup on several of the contestants and grabbing a hot dog from one of the competitors. The ketchup was used to symbolize the “violence of animal agriculture” and activist Rachel Zeigler stated after the event:
“This grotesque event takes a day of celebration and turns it into a festival of violence and gore for animals no different than our dogs and cats.”
Three activists were taken into custody by police after the protest. You can watch the video below:
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