Honestly, I think the hot dog is a symbol of Darwinism at it's finest. If the parents are too stupid to cut the dog down the middle so it won't choke the child then they shouldn't have been breeding in the first place...
It was on the Safety Nazi's radar last month, I just ignored it as I was busy playing with somebody else's hot dog that day, but here's what you missed:
Make hot dogs choke-proof, pediatricians say
So the logical conclusion is that children today will starve while having no fun at all.