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- Free Movie ScreeningFree Movie Screening
Time: 6:00 pm
The idea that humans are superior to all other life forms is not rare. It is one of the most fundamental reasons for our careless destruction of our environment, animal cruelty, and other problems. The Superior Human is the first documentary to systematically challenge this self-destructive ideology. The production team and speakers include world-leading academics in their respective fields. Join us at Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave. S in Minneapolis, on January 26 from 6-8 pm to watch this documentary and then have a group discussion after the screening. Screening begins promptly at 6 pm. RSVP on the ARC Facebook page. (Today) at 6:00 pm
- January 27, 2015
- January 28, 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
- 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
- Cuddle Coats PrepCuddle Coats Prep Time: 6:00 pm
- January 31, 2015
- VegKins Sky Zone EventVegKins Sky Zone Event
Time: 10:30 am
VegKins, the ARC family group for vegan children and their parents is kicking off 2015 by meeting up at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, 13310 Industrial Park Blvd., Suite 160 in Plymouth, Minnesota. This is a great place for your kids to burn off some energy and have fun. There is no age restriction and Sky Zone has a separate area for smaller kids.You can choose a 30, 60, 90, or 120 minute jump time for your kid(s), and yourself too if you want. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early if you want to join the group for a 10:30 jump time. RSVP on the VegKins Facebook page. If this is your first VegKins event, please look for Shelley in a black Animal Rights Coalition shirt with the word VOLUNTEER on the back. She will be near the entrance from 10:20 - 10:40 and in the main non-jumping area after that. at 10:30 am
- Cuddle Coats PrepCuddle Coats Prep
Time: 1:00 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 1:00 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 1:00 pm
- Leafleting at PowderhornLeafleting at Powderhorn
Time: 2:00 pm
Join in a fun leafleting opportunity at the 8th Annual Art Sled Rally at Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave. S in Minneapolis. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Ashley at email@example.com. at 2:00 pm
- VegKins Sky Zone EventVegKins Sky Zone Event Time: 10:30 am
- February 1, 2015
- Vegan Grocery Shopping TourVegan Grocery Shopping Tour
Time: 10:00 am
Are you newly vegan, know someone who is, or looking to expand your plant-based diet? Join Melissa, one of our vegan mentors, as she guides you on a tour of The Wedge Co-op, 2105 South Lyndale Ave. in Minneapolis. You will learn simple tips for reading labels, discover products you may have overlooked in the past, and have all your questions about going vegan answered. RSVP at Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/ at 10:00 am
- Vegan Grocery Shopping TourVegan Grocery Shopping Tour Time: 10:00 am
- February 2, 2015
- Free Screening of The CoveFree Screening of The Cove
Time: 6:30 pm
Please join us for a free screening of The Cove on Monday, February 2 at 6:30 pm at Minnehaha Free Space, 3747 Minnehaha Ave. S in Minneapolis. This 2010 Academy Award Winner for best documentary exposes the dark secret of the small town of Taiji, Japan. The film follows director Louie Psihoyos and activist Ric O'Barry as they uncover the annual dolphin and whale slaughter that takes place from September until March every year. Please join us if you have not seen this film, or if you have seen it please bring someone who has not. We must continue to spread awareness about this horrific practice which kills thousands of marine mammals a year and is a primary contributor to the captive aquarium industry. We will watch the film and discuss afterwards. RSVP at Animal Rights Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Minnesota-Animal-Rights-Meetup/ at 6:30 pm
- Free Screening of The CoveFree Screening of The Cove Time: 6:30 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.