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- 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/ (Today) at 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
- February 4, 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 email@example.com. at 7:00 pm
- Cuddle Coats PrepCuddle Coats Prep Time: 6:00 pm
- February 5, 2015
- ARC at DeLaSalleARC at DeLaSalle
Time: 7:40 am
ARC Executive Director Dallas Rising will speak at DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis on Do Unto Others: An Animal Rights Perspective. Religions the world over share some kind of Do Unto Others ethic. How we define others is central to our worldview and values. Dallas will discuss why she includes other species in her definition of who matters when making ethical decisions. at 7:40 am
- Wolf Day at The CapitolWolf Day at The Capitol
Time: 10:00 am
Join Howling for Wolves, ARC, and many others to celebrate the recent Federal Court decision halting the wolf hunt and to ask lawmakers to ensure the future of the wolf in Minnesota, on Thursday, February 5 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm), Cedar Street Armory, 600 Cedar Street, Saint Paul. 9:30 AM Registration, Cedar Street Armory, 10:00 AM Howling at the Capitol: Wolf Day 2015 kickoff, Cedar Street Armory, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Meetings with legislators, State Capitol and State Office Building at 10:00 am
- End Animal Addiction StudiesEnd Animal Addiction Studies
Time: 1:30 pm
The ARC No Pain in My Name campaign and Progress For Science are joining together for an on-campus protest at the University of Minnesota on 2/5 from 1:30-2:30pm against the work of Dr. Marilyn Carroll who, for the past thirty years, has been forcibly addicting primates, rats, and mice to meth, heroin, nicotine, alcohol, etc. Funded by the National Institutes of Health---which is funded by your tax dollars---Carroll has received about $10,000,000 over the last decade. Meet at the Moos Tower entrance off of Washington Ave. Mall, not Delaware St. If you are at the intersection of Washington Ave. Mall and Harvard St. S.E., we will be just west of that location. Signs will be provided, but feel free to make your own. NOTE: This is a coalition event of two distinct groups: the ARC No Pain in My Name campaign and Progress for Science. The protest will be fully in accordance with the law and the organizers of this event do not support trespassing or other types of disruptive activities. at 1:30 pm
- ARC at DeLaSalleARC at DeLaSalle Time: 7:40 am
- February 6, 2015
- Wine and Cheese Social HourWine and Cheese Social Hour
Time: 6:30 pm
Join us for a sampling of delicious Treeline Cheese and enjoy some vegan wine while partaking in Valentine shopping at Ethique Nouveau, ARCs vegan boutique, 317 W 48th St. in Minneapolis from 6:30-9pm. The amazing Amy Leinen will be providing her beautiful henna designs for donations to ARC. RSVP on the Ethique Nouveau Facebook page for this 21 or over event. at 6:30 pm
- Wine and Cheese Social HourWine and Cheese Social Hour Time: 6:30 pm
- February 8, 2015
- VegKins Parents Only DinnerVegKins Parents Only Dinner
Time: 6:00 pm
Join us for a VegKins Parents Only Dinner on Sunday, February 8 at 6:00pm at Evergreen Chinese Restaurant, 2424 Nicollet Ave. in Minneapolis. This is a chance to connect with other VegKins parents and enjoy some delicious vegan food. RSVP by February 1 on the VegKins Facebook page. VegKins is an ARC program for vegan children and their parents. at 6:00 pm
- VegKins Parents Only DinnerVegKins Parents Only Dinner Time: 6:00 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.