Photo: Person in a Pig Costume Holding a Meat is Murder Sign

Back to my favorite story, the Wienermobile. There was a letter to the editor in the Honolulu Advertiser today. Unfortunately, it wasn't from me or any of my friends, so instead of saying how great it was to have a law that banned the Wienermobile, it said the Outdoor Circle came off looking silly to object to the Wienermobile. Here are some highlights:

"When I was a small kid (in the '50s) the Wienermobile would come driving through our neighborhood, playings its jingle. We kids would come running out to get the free hot dogs they were handing out." (The jingle goes "I wish I was an Oscar Mayer Wiener")

"The Wienermobile isn't a marketing machine. It is an institution, and does more to spread fun and goodwill than to market product."

"The Outdoor Circle's representative..looked awfully pitiful when they showed the film of all the smiling keiki having a great time getting to visit the Wienermobile, eating their hot dogs. With parents taking proud pictures."

The Wienermobile is succeeding in its aim of associating hot dogs with fun times; a cool and fun looking car, free food, proud parents taking snapshots for the family album. All in all it is very successful propaganda. That weiners are fun is a classic example of a marketing created illusion.

Please wake up dear letter writer and just try to see the truth. Wieners aren't fun (warning strong language describing the reality of meat follows). Wieners are death incarnate. They are ground up blood, bones, brains, livers, other assorted body organs, fat, and slaughterhouse scraps from brutally murdered cows and pigs who lived a life of misery, together with artificial colors and flavorings, etc. all packaged up in intestines (yes intestines). And who knows how many different dead animals are in the one wiener you are eating.

Weiners are indescribable and unspeakable cruelty and inhumanity. Not only that, they are unhealthy, and have been directly linked to cancer (as I blogged last week they are the subject of a New Jersey class action lawsuit seeking cancer causing warning labels on wieners). To sum it up, when you eat a weiner you are eating death, and you are hastening your own death.

Doesn't sound silly to me to ban the Wienermobile!

Love Life! Love animals, don't eat them.

Mark Fergusson