PSA: Hot Dogs cause 'Butt Cancer'

Anonemous

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Sausage industry blasts 'Hot Dogs Cause Butt Cancer' ad in Chicago

WMAQ-TV
The billboard went up recently on the Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago.
By M. Alex Johnson, msnbc.com
A billboard is bluntly telling Chicagoans that hot dogs cause "butt cancer" — and the hot dog industry is not amused.
The billboard is one of a series of ads being put up in major cities by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, or PCRM, urging people to stop eating hot dogs, which it says are a leading cause of colon and other cancers.
The National Hot Dog & Sausage Council — which you can find at the wonderful URL hot-dog.org — reacted immediately to the billboard, which went up recently on the Eisenhower Expressway.

M. Alex Johnson is a reporter for msnbc.com. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.
Calling the ad "outrageous" and "inflammatory," the trade group dismissed the PCRM as a "pseudo-medical animal rights group" bent on turning all Americans into vegans.
The PCRM has put up similar billboards in other cities, like this one in Miami:

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
and this one in Indianapolis:

WTHR-TV
But Janet Riley, president of the hot dog council, said in a statement that hot dogs are "part of a healthy, balanced diet" and said the PCRM ads "are an effort to seek attention for their animal rights cause."


The PCRM — a nonprofit group based in Washington whose membership includes thousands of physicians, dietitians and nutritionists — does advocate for elimination of food industry practices that it contends are cruel to animals, and it does endorse a vegetarian diet. It says its opposition to meat isn't political but is instead based on a decade of research that it says show that processed meats are a leading cause of diabetes and heart disease.
Just this week, the Harvard School of Public Health published the results of a 28-year survey tracking the diet and health of 122,000 medical professionals, which indicated that eating a daily serving of red meat increased the risk of early death by 13 percent, NBC News' Robert Bazell reported.
But in her written statement, Riley urged consumers to check with "your doctor, dietician [sic] or the U.S. Dietary Guidelines," not the PCRM, for their dietary advice.
"You can be assured that they will tell you that a healthy diet can include processed meats like hot dogs alongside your vegetables, grains and dairy," she said.
 
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ElFenix

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processed meat products are not part of a healthy diet. if your diet is healthy, it's despite any processed meat intake. you can claim almost anything with the healthy diet disclaimer. smoking, as part of a healthy diet and exercise, keeps you relaxed.
 

Newbian

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It helps if you stop eating them with your ass.

Just because south park did it does not mean you should.
 

destrekor

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processed meat products are not part of a healthy diet. if your diet is healthy, it's despite any processed meat intake. you can claim almost anything with the healthy diet disclaimer. smoking, as part of a healthy diet and exercise, keeps you relaxed.

define: processed meat

Because many go as far as even saying straight cuts of meat from animals is not healthy. Which is bullshit.

Processed, imho, is various byproducts and combinations of various scraps/cuttings and mixed with an imperial shit ton of preservatives and random chemicals that cannot be pronounced. ;)
 

Capt Caveman

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Too late for me. Dinner last night:

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Doppel

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hot dogs are "part of a healthy, balanced diet"
Come on, that just isn't fvcking true. I like them, they aren't going to give me butt cancer by eating once in a while but they are only barely classified as food.
 

Mark R

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Do they cause butt cancer if eaten, or only if applied to the potentially affected area?
 

Hugh Jass

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Pretty much anything and everything these days causes some sort of cancer...eat what you want...do what you want...at least die happy.
 

Hugo Drax

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Remember when you eat the asshole of another animal, God gets mad and he gives you cancer in your asshole.
 

SagaLore

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But Janet Riley, president of the hot dog council, said in a statement that hot dogs are "part of a healthy, balanced diet"

WTF, no they aren't. The typical hot dog is TERRIBLE for you. Besides the huge ratio of saturated fat, the sodium, nitrites, nitrates and other preservatives basically make it a wiener of death. Most throw it on a bleached wheat bun.

Now, a low moderate consumption of organic, nitrite/nitrate/preservative free hot dog on a whole wheat bun, then its OKAY. That just isn't what most people eat when they eat hot dogs though.
 

BurnItDwn

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If eating a few Chicago style hot dogs every year will give me cancer, I guess I'll get cancer.
 

SagaLore

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Pretty much anything and everything these days causes some sort of cancer...eat what you want...do what you want...at least die happy.

I wouldn't call dying an excruciating painful death by cancer, "happy".
 

lxskllr

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I wouldn't call dying an excruciating painful death by cancer, "happy".

Odds are pretty good your death is gonna be painful in some way. Taking proactive steps against a mere possibility at the detriment of enjoyment is stupid.
 

BurnItDwn

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Odds are pretty good your death is gonna be painful in some way. Taking proactive steps against a mere possibility at the detriment of enjoyment is stupid.

Cool, I should say this every time anybody tells me to quit smoking :)
 

SirStev0

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I have no problem with the billboard and I will keep on enjoying delicious hot dogs and sausage.