Hot dog derby could have a whole new look in progressive field in the last month and a half before the “Indians” restart as “Guardians” in 2022.
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) reached out to Indian GM Mike Chernoff and asked the team to add a vegan hot dog to the race.
The Cleveland Guardians will begin the 2022 MLB season in March, and various groups are currently looking for even more changes away from the “Indians.”
“Now that you’ve scored a home run by changing your team’s name to the Cleveland Guardians, we have a pitch that we hope you will adopt to continue that spirit of inclusivity:
“Would you please add a vegan hot dog mascot to your hot dog derby? If you agree, we will be happy to purchase the Veggie Dog and Veggie Dog costume (sold in your stadium) for all players.”
PETA made Progressive Field one of the top 10 vegan-friendly baseball stadiums in America in 2019.
“Pigs, cows, and turkeys used for hot dogs value their lives and don’t deserve to be a stadium snack, so let’s beat them for them,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk.
“PETA hopes the team will introduce a delicious vegan Viennese sausage to win over animals, the environment and the health of its fans.”
We’ll see if PETA fulfills their wish and we have a vegetarian mascot in the upcoming derby.