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- Protest Exotic Animal RidesProtest Exotic Animal Rides
Time: 10:00 am
Please join us at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival from 10:00am to noon. We will be holding signs, passing out fliers, and educating attendees about why elephant and camel rides are no fun for the animals. The protest location is 3525 145th St W Hwy 169, which is the entrance to the Renaissance Festival grounds in Shakopee. For more information, or to RSVP go to Minnesota Animal Rights Meetup at http://www.meetup.com/Minnesota-Animal-Rights-Meetup/ (Today) at 10:00 am
- Petland Protest in St. PaulPetland Protest in St. Paul
Time: 1:00 pm
If you have to be picky about which protests you attend, pick this one from 1:00-3:30 pm at the Petland store at 2123 Old Hudson Road in St. Paul on Saturday, August 23. Help send a message loud and clear that we are not going away until Petland stops selling animals from commercial breeders. Even if you can only come for part of the protest, please try to make it. The animals need you to help educate the public on their behalf. Invite your friends. Help us spread the word. Remember that we do not park or trespass in the Petland parking lot. Parking is available in the St. Paul Youth Services lot to the north of the strip mall. RSVP at Minnesota Animal Rights Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Minnesota-Animal-Rights-Meetup/ (Today) at 1:00 pm
- August 24, 2014
- New Volunteer OrientationNew Volunteer Orientation
Time: 2:00 pm
Meet other people who care about animals as much as you do, get an overview of ARC programs, and figure out what you are most excited about so we can connect you with the right folks at ARC. Orientation will be held at Ethique Nouveau, the ARC vegan boutique, 317 W 48th St. in Minneapolis from 2:00-4:00pm. RSVP at Minnesota Animal Rights Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Minnesota-Animal-Rights-Meetup/ at 2:00 pm
- New Volunteer OrientationNew Volunteer Orientation Time: 2:00 pm
- August 25, 2014
- The Cove ScreeningThe Cove Screening
Time: 7:00 pm
Join us for a free screening of The Cove at the Minnehaha Free Space at 3747 Minnehaha Ave. S in Minneapolis. This Academy Award winning documentary follows a team of activists, filmmakers, and divers as they embark on a covert mission to penetrate a remote and hidden cove in Taiji, Japan. Utilizing state-of-the-art techniques, including hidden microphones and cameras in fake rocks, the team documents the annual dolphin slaughter at this small seaside village in Japan, which goes on from September until March. Come learn about this atrocity and what you can do to help. Director Louie Psihoyos will be available for questions on the Facebook event page after the screening. RSVP at Minnesota Animal Rights Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Minnesota-Animal-Rights-Meetup/ at 7:00 pm
- The Cove ScreeningThe Cove Screening Time: 7:00 pm
- August 27, 2014
- ARC In Action MeetingARC In Action Meeting
Time: 7:00 pm
ARC In Action meetings are held every Wednesday from 7-8pm at our vegan store and ARC headquarters, Ethique Nouveau, located at 317 W. 48th St. in South Minneapolis (on 48th St. between Lyndale and Nicollet). Everyone is welcome - you do not have to be an ARC member to attend. Come out, meet other people who care about animals as much as you do, and see how you can get involved. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail Dallas at firstname.lastname@example.org. at 7:00 pm
- ARC In Action MeetingARC In Action Meeting Time: 7:00 pm
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The Animal Rights Coalition operates Ethique Nouveau; a vegan boutique, where all purchases help fund our animal advocacy programs, at 317 W. 48th St. in Minneapolis. The ARC office is located at the same address.
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Direct Care is Direct Action!
As interest in “urban farming” spreads, many cities are considering letting residents keep chickens. This presents challenges regarding the quality of their care and will likely lead to a huge increase in abandoned birds. Minneapolis currently tolerates wanton breeding, swapping, and backyard slaughter, all of which are being actively promoted by local urban farming enthusiasts. ARC and Chicken Run Rescue encourage you to take an active role in advocating for chickens and other domestic fowl as this trend continues (view the CRR brochure for more information).
Here’s what you can do:
Sign up as a foster or volunteer with CRR to help care for chickens, consider adopting birds who need homes, and apply for chicken permits.
Become involved in local policy development and standards of care. Lobby for education requirements for permit applicants. Work to ensure that backyard slaughter is prohibited in your city.
Advocate for roosters – 50% of hatched chicks are roosters and they are killed outright, abandoned, or sold to slaughter. Oppose limits and bans on roosters.