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- Dog Days of SummerDog Days of Summer
Time: 11:00 am
Stop by the ARC booth at Dog Days of Summer, the annual fundraiser for Alimagnet Dog Park on Saturday, July 27 at the Alimagnet Dog Park, 1200 Alimagnet Parkway in Burnsville, Minnesota from 11am-3pm, rain or shine. The event is free, provides goodie bags for the first 300 people, has dozens of vendors/exhibitors, silent auction, raffle, various dog-related entertainment, and more, with all proceeds going to dog park improvements. (Today) at 11:00 am
- VegKins Potluck and Play DateVegKins Potluck and Play Date
Time: 11:30 am
VegKins parents - bring your kids and join us at Fuller Park (located at the intersection of W 48th Street and Grand Ave S in Minneapolis) and bring a favorite vegan dish or two. Please bring your own plates, napkins, and cups also. Fuller Park has a wading pool as well as playground equipment and is less than a block away from Ethique Nouveau, the only all vegan store in Minnesota. RSVP to the Vegkins gmail address: VegKins@gmail.com and please indicate what you will be bringing, or if not sure, choose a category (main dish,dessert, fruit, drink, etc.). (Today) at 11:30 am
- July 27, 2014
- Dineout at The VegetarianDineout at The Vegetarian
Time: 5:30 pm
Please join us at The Vegetarian, 109 S. Washington St. in the little town of St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. We think it is pretty great that a small town like this has an almost all vegan family-run restaurant featuring Indian cuisine. www.vegetarian-scf.com. RSVP at Minneapolis Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/ at 5:30 pm
- Dineout at The VegetarianDineout at The Vegetarian Time: 5:30 pm
- July 30, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. at 7:00 pm
- ARC In Action MeetingARC In Action Meeting Time: 7:00 pm
- August 2, 2014
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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.