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Shocking people into going vegan? Massive "hot dog" balloon has nothing on bloody chicken pictures

[CultureMap Houston; slideshow at full story link]

The large inflatable canine stuffed in a hot dog bun got everyone's attention during the Thursday lunch hour in downtown Houston. The pictures of the bloody chicken, though, were enough to make at least a few people reconsider their dining options.

"We've had a lot of people walking by reading the signs," Phil Letten of Mercy for Animals told CultureMap at the corner of Smith and Clay. "It was a good event overall and we seemed to interest a number of people in adopting a vegetarian lifestyle."

Armed with its new hot dog balloon, the Los Angeles-based organization is touring through the particularly carnivorous states of Texas and Louisiana to shed light on the realities of where consumers get their meat. After stops in Dallas and Austin, the team will be moving on to McAllen, Corpus Christi, New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport.

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