Vegan Strips Make a Comeback at Strip Club–Turned–Homeless Shelter

Published by PETA.

Once a strip club that advertised itself as a “vegan playground,” a Stark Street building in Southeast Portland is now home to Human Solutions’ family shelter—and to help the new effort, PETA is sending a large donation of vegan jerky strips and children’s comic books about animals to the shelter. The donation is both a nod to the building’s past and a wish for a bright future in the community.

Vegan jerky and comic books donated to Human Solutions family shelter

Vegan snacks spare cows and other animals immense suffering, including branding, dehorning, and castration—all of which are typically performed without painkillers—as well as intensive confinement, transport on crowded trucks in all weather extremes, and slaughter. Vegan meals are also kinder to the environment: According to the Worldwatch Institute, animal agriculture is responsible for 51 percent of human-caused greenhouse-gas emissions.


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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind