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- Pay Per View at NormandalePay Per View at Normandale
Time: 10:00 am
ARC will be doing Pay Per View tabling at Normandale Community College, 9700 France Ave. S in Bloomington from 10:00am-3:00pm. (Today) at 10:00 am
- April 29, 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
- Cuddle Coats PrepCuddle Coats Prep Time: 6:00 pm
- April 30, 2015
- May 2, 2015
- No Kill Walk for AnimalsNo Kill Walk for Animals
Time: 9:00 am
Stop by the ARC booth at the 5th Annual No Kill Walk For the Animals from 9 am - 1 pm at the International Bazaar at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Avenue North, St. Paul. We will be giving out information about our Minnesotans Exposing Petland campaign. See the No Kill Walk Facebook page for more info: http://www.facebook.com/nokillwalkfortheanimals at 9:00 am
- ARC at the Wellness ExpoARC at the Wellness Expo
Time: 9:30 am
Stop by the ARC table at the Wellness Expo on Saturday 5/2 from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm at the Ames Arena, 19900 Ipava Avenue in Lakeville, Minnesota. at 9:30 am
- No Kill Walk for AnimalsNo Kill Walk for Animals Time: 9:00 am
- May 3, 2015
- May Day Parade and FestivalMay Day Parade and Festival Join ARC at the May Day Parade and Festival in Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis on May 3rd. We are planning to march in the parade, which begins at noon, with the ARC banner. Afterwards, we will be passing out all sorts of information about our animal advocacy efforts. Let Chelsea at firstname.lastname@example.org know if you are interested in marching, tabling, leafleting, or all of the above. This is going to be an exciting and fun-filled day. (All Day)
- CRR Volunteer OrientationCRR Volunteer Orientation
Time: 12:00 pm
In celebration of International Respect for Chickens Day, learn how to help chickens at the Chicken Run Rescue Volunteer Orientation, co-sponsored by ARC, in Minneapolis (event address will be emailed to people who RSVP). The best way to advocate for chickens and other farmed animals is to know them as individuals through first-hand experience and hands-on learning. Learn WHO you are speaking for when you speak up for animals. Lots more details and RSVP at Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/ at 12:00 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.