Those wacky folks at the Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine are at it again. Last September they incurred the wrath of Green Bay fans and the makers of the famous cheese heads with a billboard touting the dangers of eating cheese. Now they’ve erected a board in Chicago warning consumers that eating hot dogs can damage your health.
According to the PCRM the word “butt” was prompted by a survey showing that 39% of Americans do not know what the colon is. That’s an amazing statistic but it pales in comparison to the number of Americans who do not know the proper use of a colon in writing.
But I digress.
Colorectal cancer is not a joking matter and March is Colorectal Cancer Month. The meat free powers that be are piling it on with news reports about red meat being harmful to your health, “pink slime” used as bulk material in hamburger and now this billboard. Enough already. It is more effective to promote screening than to attempt to reduce meat consumption.
Americans ate 20 billion hot dogs a year. Chicago is one of the largest hot dog markets in the nation. A billboard won’t change the statistics. In any case, I’m not worried about meat but the neon green relish they use on those Chicago Dogs is another matter.