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- December 24, 2014
- December 27, 2014
- Cuddle Coats PrepCuddle Coats Prep
Time: 12:00 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 Ethique Nouveau at 317 W 48th St. in Minneapolis at noon 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 12:00 pm
- Cuddle Coats PrepCuddle Coats Prep Time: 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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Minnesota’s Dirty Little Secret
Most Minnesotans don’t know that under a 1949 law, any animal in a publicly funded shelter for more than five days can be claimed by a laboratory for experimentation. This practice is known as pound seizure, and it’s Minnesota’s dirty little secret. Only two states, Minnesota and Oklahoma, still have laws requiring publicly funded pounds and shelters to turn over animals for experimentation (Utah eliminated mandatory pound seizure in 2010).
It is a betrayal of public trust if an animal shelter sells a stray or abused cat or dog to research. The National Animal Control Association (NACA) opposes pound seizure because such laws “hinder the efforts of progressive animal shelters to promote animal welfare in a collective atmosphere of public trust.”
Bills banning pound seizure were introduced in both the Minnesota House and Senate this year. While they did not pass, they received a remendous amount of support and the outlook is good for next session. Tell your family, friends, and co-workers about the pound seizure law; most Minnesotans aren’t aware the law exists and are horrified to find out about it. Print copies of our pound seizure brochure and distribute the brochure at dog parks, at work, in your neighborhood, and to your family and friends.