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- August 30, 2014
- BBQ with All ABout FamilyBBQ with All ABout Family
Time: 3:00 pm
ARC has a team participating in a BBQ cook-off put on by All About Family, an organization that works to strengthen family bonds between parents and children, and between families and communities. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with people who may not typically have access to vegan food or information. Location is Van Cleve Park, 901 15th Ave SE in Minneapolis from 3:00-6:00pm. on Saturday, August 30. at 3:00 pm
- BBQ with All ABout FamilyBBQ with All ABout Family Time: 3:00 pm
- September 3, 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
- September 4, 2014
- September 5, 2014
- AETA DiscussionAETA Discussion
Time: 7:00 pm
ARC is the sponsor of this local event for the National Weekend of Action Against the AETA on Friday, September 5 at Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave. S in Minneapolis from 7-8:30pm. The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) makes it illegal for an individual or group to prevent a business or corporation from making a profit from the use of animals. Yet the law is so broadly defined that any successful campaign against an animal industry could lead to charges of terrorism. Authors from the new book The Terrorization of Dissent will discuss the AETA from personal and theoretical perspectives, while also offering ideas as to how we can challenge one of the most unconstitutional laws in U.S. history. Speakers include Sarahjane Blum, Carol Glasser, Anthony Nocella II, David Pellow, and Aaron Zellhoefer. at 7:00 pm
- AETA DiscussionAETA Discussion Time: 7:00 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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Pound Seizure Now Banned in Minnesota!
It’s a historic day for animals in Minnesota. Pound seizure, legal in Minnesota since 1949, is now banned under the Omnibus Agriculture bill, HF2398/SF2061, which was approved by Governor Mark Dayton over the weekend. Pound seizure allowed any animal in a publicly funded shelter for more than five days to be claimed by a laboratory for experimentation. The new bill states: “A person must not release an animal seized and held under this section for research or product testing, either directly or through an animal dealer.”
The Animal Rights Coalition (ARC) worked with Howard Goldman, Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) State Director for Minnesota to help bring about passage of this bill.
ARC formed End Pound Seizure Minnesota (EPSM), created a web site, obtained thousands of signatures against pound seizure, and brought awareness of the issue to the public through outreach and education. Amy Draeger, attorney and President of EPSM wrote original legislation and conducted historical research on pound seizure in Minnesota. Over a number of years, ARC made numerous requests for information under the Minnesota Data Practices Act to document usage of the pound seizure law.
ARC passed on all its research on the issue and its original legislation to Howard, who obtained authors for the bill in the legislature and tirelessly lobbied for its passage throughout the two-year legislative session. Howard was able to meet with past institutional opponents of the bill and persuade them not to oppose it, which was a major step towards successful passage of the bill.
We’re so thankful that ARC was able to work with Howard and HSUS in securing this victory for animals in Minnesota – and we’re especially thankful that no longer will lost and unclaimed animals in Minnesota be in danger of being released to institutions for experimentation.