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

Families at the Stark Street Building to Receive Healthy, Humane Snacks From PETA

For Immediate Release:
February 11, 2016

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Portland, Ore. – 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 for families to enjoy.

“Vegan jerky strips take it all off—all the cholesterol, that is!” says PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. “PETA’s gift of delicious and nutritious vegan jerky strips is both a nod to the building’s past and a wish for a bright future in the community.”

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.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—is also sending comic books for children at the shelter to enjoy.

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