by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Eats
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Photo: Courtesy of Universal Citywalk

When I first spied this story, I thought Betty White had managed to land herself in a fur-free nude campaign for PETA. I’m sure many people would agree that White would be up for such a stunt.

However, this story actually has nothing to do with the 88-year-old actress showing some skin. Instead, much to the disappointment of vegetarians and vegans everywhere, it’s all about the launch of a new hot dog in White’s honor.

Yesterday in California’s San Fernando Valley, Pink Hotdog’s honored White with a new menu offering called the “Betty ‘Naked in the City’ Hot Dog”. It was all part of a grand opening celebration for their latest restaurant which benefited LA Animal Service’s East and West Valley Animal Shelters.

I have to say that while I’m well aware that White considers herself an “animal advocate” and not an “activist”, it’s kind of odd to see her promote a hot dog. I mean, would she not stand up for the lives of pigs too? I know everyone picks their battles, but for someone so involved in animal welfare, you’d think she would shy away from such an endorsement.

More pics of the event available here.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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