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- 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 email@example.com. at 7:00 pm
- ARC In Action MeetingARC In Action Meeting Time: 7:00 pm
- August 2, 2014
- Vegan Entrepreneurs MeetingVegan Entrepreneurs Meeting
Time: 1:00 pm
Connie and AmyLeo, long-time animal advocates and ARC members are looking to build a Vegan Services Collective and Directory. Connie is an independent realtor and AmyLeo is a vegan chef, instructor, and coach. What better way to start than to join them on Saturday, August 2 from 1:00-3:00pm at the ARC office/Ethique Nouveau, 317 W 48th St. in Minneapolis. If you are a vegan and have a business or service that you would like to promote this is for you. We will take a moment to introduce ourselves and our businesses and then discuss how we can best support our fellow vegans by purchasing their goods and services. The long-term goal is to create a directory (e-directory and possibly a paper directory). This will be a joint venture and so we are (also) seeking individuals who are interested in and have the appropriate skills to move this project forward. Feel free to bring a vegan snack to share with others. RSVP at Minneapolis Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/ at 1:00 pm
- Paul McCartney Concert TablingPaul McCartney Concert Tabling
Time: 7:00 pm
ARC will have a table inside the Paul McCartney concert at Target Field on Saturday, August 2 and we will be handing out information to concert goers about going vegan. at 7:00 pm
- Vegan Entrepreneurs MeetingVegan Entrepreneurs Meeting Time: 1:00 pm
- August 3, 2014
- Vegan Food SamplingVegan Food Sampling
Time: 9:00 am
ARC will be hosting a vegan food sampling event at the Minneapolis Farmers Market, 312 East Lyndale Ave. North in Minneapolis on Sunday, August 3 from 9:00 am - 1:30pm. We will be sampling vegan ice cream bites and chocolate almond milk. This should be a great vegan outreach event to a receptive audience. at 9:00 am
- 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 Avenue in Minneapolis. You will learn simple tips for reading labels, discover products you overlooked in the past, and have your questions on veganism answered. With help from Melissa, you can make ethically sound and health-conscious choices about what you eat. RSVP at Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/ at 10:00 am
- Vegan Food SamplingVegan Food Sampling Time: 9:00 am
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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.