The first vegan strip club has opened in Portland. Casa Diablo serves all vegan food and is smoke-free. As this article says, "You won't find any meat at a new spot in Portland, but you will find a whole lot of flesh." Here's the video that was on the news.
The owner, Johnny Diablo, states, "My very sole purpose in life is to save as many creatures from pain and suffering as possible." Diablo was quoted as saying, "We put the meat on the pole, not on the plate." I think he said the worst possible thing he could have. He's using the PETA method by attempting to remove the objectification of one group by objectifying another.
The debate about the strip club appears to be heavily divided amongst the animal rights community. For example, there are now five pages of discussions on this thread on the Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness forums.
Here's an article titled, "The Sexual Politics of No Meat" on Feministing.com. Be sure to check out the opinions represented in the comments there as well.
What do you think? Is everything fair game in the name of animal liberation? Do you think the dancers are being objectified? I'd really like your opinions. Please feel free to comment on this post.