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- Pay Per View at NormandalePay Per View at Normandale
Time: 10:00 am
ARC will be doing Pay Per View tabling at Normandale Community College, 9700 France Ave. S in Bloomington from 10:00am-3:00pm. (Today) at 10:00 am
- April 29, 2015
- Cuddle Coats PrepCuddle Coats Prep
Time: 6:00 pm
We are receiving lots of fur donations for our Cuddle Coats program and want to ship them to our wildlife rehab partners as soon as possible. Meet at the ARC office (co-located with Ethique Nouveau) at 317 W 48th St. in Minneapolis at 6:00 pm to help prep fur coats and accessories for shipment. Wear clothes that can get a little fuzzy. This is a great, low key way to volunteer and meet some of the other people in the group while helping to save animal lives. at 6:00 pm
- Cuddle Coats PrepCuddle Coats Prep Time: 6:00 pm
- April 30, 2015
- May 2, 2015
- No Kill Walk for AnimalsNo Kill Walk for Animals
Time: 9:00 am
Stop by the ARC booth at the 5th Annual No Kill Walk For the Animals from 9 am - 1 pm at the International Bazaar at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Avenue North, St. Paul. We will be giving out information about our Minnesotans Exposing Petland campaign. See the No Kill Walk Facebook page for more info: http://www.facebook.com/nokillwalkfortheanimals at 9:00 am
- ARC at the Wellness ExpoARC at the Wellness Expo
Time: 9:30 am
Stop by the ARC table at the Wellness Expo on Saturday 5/2 from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm at the Ames Arena, 19900 Ipava Avenue in Lakeville, Minnesota. at 9:30 am
- No Kill Walk for AnimalsNo Kill Walk for Animals Time: 9:00 am
- May 3, 2015
- May Day Parade and FestivalMay Day Parade and Festival Join ARC at the May Day Parade and Festival in Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis on May 3rd. We are planning to march in the parade, which begins at noon, with the ARC banner. Afterwards, we will be passing out all sorts of information about our animal advocacy efforts. Let Chelsea at firstname.lastname@example.org know if you are interested in marching, tabling, leafleting, or all of the above. This is going to be an exciting and fun-filled day. (All Day)
- CRR Volunteer OrientationCRR Volunteer Orientation
Time: 12:00 pm
In celebration of International Respect for Chickens Day, learn how to help chickens at the Chicken Run Rescue Volunteer Orientation, co-sponsored by ARC, in Minneapolis (event address will be emailed to people who RSVP). The best way to advocate for chickens and other farmed animals is to know them as individuals through first-hand experience and hands-on learning. Learn WHO you are speaking for when you speak up for animals. Lots more details and RSVP at Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/ at 12:00 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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Go Green Go Veg!
A great group of ARC volunteers marched in the May Day Parade. Our theme, echoed in the green flags carried by marchers, was “go green, go veg.” Thanks to all the volunteers who staffed our booth at the festival in Powderhorn Park, marched in the parade, and made the day so successful!
These days it seems you can’t turn on a television or open a newspaper without seeing a story about the importance of going green. While there are many things you can do to go green, one vitally important action, adopting a plant-based diet, has been ignored by the media and promoters of events such as the Living Green Expo.
According to a 2006 United Nations report “Livestock’s Long Shadow,” which received little to no media attention, livestock generate more greenhouse gases than automobiles. Here’s some other facts about the devastating effects of livestock production:
- 70% of agricultural land, and a total of 30% of the land on this planet, is used for raising livestock.
- The livestock industry is responsible for 18% of all global-warming gases, 9%of carbon dioxide emissions, 37% of methane emissions, and 65% of nitrous oxide emissions; methane and nitrous oxide have 23 to 296 times the warming power of carbon dioxide.
- Animal agriculture accounts for most of the water consumed in this country, emits two-thirds of the world’s acid-rain causing ammonia, and is the world’s largest source of water pollution.
- The American meat industry produces more than 1.4 billion tons of waste. That’s equal to five tons for every U.S. citizen.
Lately, there has been much promotion of “sustainable animal agriculture.” The problem with this, however, is that it is not a solution – a cow with access to fresh air and pasture is still a cow who needs plenty of water and food. And that free-range cow still emits methane! The resources consumed by just one person eating the typical American meat-based diet could feed 20 people a healthier plant-based diet. In other words, adopting a plant-based diet is one of the single most important changes a person can make to go green.