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- April 21, 2014
- World Lab Animal Lib WkWorld Lab Animal Lib Wk
Time: 3:30 pm
PROTEST: END FORCED ANIMAL DRUG ADDICTION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA For World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week, the Animal Rights Coalition No Pain In My Name campaign will focus on the University of Minnesota, where for the past 30 years, Dr. Marilyn Carroll has been forcibly addicting primates, rats, and mice to nicotine, alcohol, and street drugs to induce cravings and observe their painful withdrawal, all on the taxpayer dime. To date, she has NOTHING to show for her years of research except a body count of abused animals. LOCATION AND TIME: Moos Tower (off Washington Ave. Mall near the intersection at Harvard St. S.E.) from 3:30-5:00 pm We are asking that attendees make one sign each specific to the campaign. Possible sign text includes the following: -No Monkey Junkies -Forced Drug Withdrawal Is the Worst of All -Primates, Rats, and Mice: Caged and Addicted with No Choice -Taxes for Torture or Treatment -A Quarter Century + Tortured Animals + Millions of Dollars + Marilyn Carroll = No Results -I Am an Addict, and I Don’t Want Your Help, Marilyn Carroll -I Recovered from Addiction without Marilyn Carroll’s Help at 3:30 pm
- World Lab Animal Lib WkWorld Lab Animal Lib Wk Time: 3:30 pm
- April 23, 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 email@example.com. at 7:00 pm
- ARC In Action MeetingARC In Action Meeting Time: 7:00 pm
- April 25, 2014
- Leaflet at U of M Spring JamLeaflet at U of M Spring Jam
Time: 11:45 am
Join ARC in leafletting at the U of M Spring Jam from 11:45am-12:45pm for the No Pain In My Name campaign. Meet in front of Coffman Union, by the front doors, at 300 Washington Ave SE in Minneapolis. For the past 30 years Dr. Marilyn Carroll has been forcibly addicting primates, rats, and mice to nicotine, alcohol, and street drugs to induce cravings and observe their painful withdrawal, all on the taxpayer dime. To date, she has NOTHING to show for her years of research except a body count of abused animals. Join us as we hand out leaflets with information about this wasteful, cruel, expensive research and help raise awareness of our campaign. RSVP at Minnesota Animal Rights Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Minnesota-Animal-Rights-Meetup/ at 11:45 am
- Leaflet at U of M Spring JamLeaflet at U of M Spring Jam Time: 11:45 am
- April 26, 2014
- Worldwide Vegan Bake SaleWorldwide Vegan Bake Sale
Time: 1:00 pm
It's that time of year again. The World Wide Vegan Bake Sale is the biggest and best bake sale of the year and we are proud to be putting on our sixth WWVBS in as many years. Time flies. Come, and bring your friends to stock up on lots of vegan goodies. Sweets and savories, we will even have treats for dogs this year. Just remember to bring some kind of a box or container to haul your loot home because we will be charging for boxes this year to make the event more eco-friendly. If you would like to contribute, email Betsy Born at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know what you would like to bring. Be sure to write the ingredients down somewhere so that allergy sufferers are well-informed. We also request that items be donated pre-wrapped or cut so that they are easier to divvy up. You can drop them off between 12pm-12:45pm on the day of the sale or between 12pm-6pm the day before. Bake sale will be held at Ethique Nouveau, 317 W 48th St. in Minneapolis from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at 1:00 pm
- Peaceable Kingdom II ScreeningPeaceable Kingdom II Screening
Time: 6:00 pm
Join us at Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave. S in Minneapolis at 6:00 pm for a screening of the movie Peaceable Kingdom II. Interwoven with the stories of farmers is the dramatic animal rescue work of a newly trained humane police officer whose sense of justice puts her at odds with the law she is charged to uphold. With strikingly honest interviews and rare footage demonstrating the emotional lives and intense family bonds of animals most often viewed as commodities, this groundbreaking documentary shatters stereotypical notions of farmers, farm life, and perhaps most surprisingly, farmed animals themselves. RSVP at MinneapolisVegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/ at 6:00 pm
- Worldwide Vegan Bake SaleWorldwide Vegan Bake Sale 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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Not Every Cat has Nine Lives at AHS
The Animal Humane Society’s five area shelters provide impound services for over 20 cities in and around the metro area, including Afton, Minnesota. In September 2009, a group of Afton residents asked their City Council to review the animal control arrangement between Afton and AHS. This request arose from the discovery that in May 2009, seven cats were caught in live traps, taken to the AHS shelter in Woodbury, and euthanized the same day. By doing so, AHS failed to honor the five-day waiting period as required by Minnesota law. After looking into the matter, the Afton City Council voted unanimously to terminate its impound contract with AHS.
The immediate killing of the seven Afton cats was not an isolated incident. A response from AHS to a complaint filed by Animal Ark, the Animal Rights Coalition, and the No Kill Advocacy Center confirmed that AHS regularly kills strays they believe may be “feral” on arrival without holding them for the required period and without giving guardians of those cats an opportunity to find them. In fact, AHS admitted to killing about 500 cats this way in 2009.
Although AHS routinely kills “feral” cats upon arrival at their facilities, they have no established protocol for determining which cats are feral or which ones may simply be terrified companion animals. ARC, Animal Ark, and the No Kill Advocacy Center believe that guardians of shy, fearful, or unsocialized cats have as much right to reclaim their animals if they are impounded as do guardians of friendly cats.
There is no statutory language in the law that provides a basis for killing feral cats without holding them the required five days even in the unlikely event AHS staff could accurately determine which cats are feral. Additionally, there is nothing in state law that prohibits people from keeping outdoor or unsocialized cats.
Animal Ark, the Animal Rights Coalition, and the No Kill Advocacy Center are doing all we can to ensure that AHS follows state law and stops the practice of killing cats immediately upon arrival at their facilities. See Chronology of the Animal Humane Society Stray Cat Craziness for additional detail on this issue.