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- Pay Per View at St. OlafPay Per View at St. Olaf
Time: 9:00 am
ARC will be doing Pay-Per-View Tabling at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN on Monday, December 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Pay Per View program is named for the fact that we pay people $1.00 to view a short video about typical practices on animal farms and in slaughterhouses, answer follow-up questions during a debrief conversation with a trained volunteer, and then send people home with information about how changing their eating habits can make a huge difference for animals, the earth, and themselves. If you would like to volunteer for future Pay Per View events, please contact Jenna: Jenna@Animalrightscoalition.com. (Today) at 9:00 am
- Dineout at Seward CafeDineout at Seward Cafe
Time: 6:00 pm
Please join us for amazing vegan food at Seward Cafe, 2129 East Franklin Ave. in Minneapolis. Enjoy great food and company. RSVP at Minneapolis Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/ (Today) at 6:00 pm
- December 11, 2013
- 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
- December 14, 2013
- Holiday Vegan Cookie ExchangeHoliday Vegan Cookie Exchange
Time: 1:00 pm
Join us for holiday fun on Saturday, December 14 at 1:00. Come to the vegan holiday cookie exchange at Ethique Nouveau, 317 W 48th St. in Minneapolis, and experience baking magic as you get all the variety while doing only a fraction of the work. You bring 4 dozen vegan cookies and then share and swap with others who have done the same. at 1:00 pm
- Holiday Vegan Cookie ExchangeHoliday Vegan Cookie Exchange Time: 1:00 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.