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- December 14, 2013
- Holiday Vegan Cookie ExchangeHoliday Vegan Cookie Exchange
Time: 1:00 pm
Join us for holiday fun on Saturday, December 14 at 1:00. Come to the vegan holiday cookie exchange at Ethique Nouveau, 317 W 48th St. in Minneapolis, and experience baking magic as you get all the variety while doing only a fraction of the work. You bring 4 dozen vegan cookies and then share and swap with others who have done the same. at 1:00 pm
- Vegan Cookie GiveawayVegan Cookie Giveaway
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: The Holidazzle Parade, Nicollet Mall from 12th to 4th Street. Please join ARC volunteers as we spread some love and cheer in the form of vegan cookies during the holidays. We are going to be outside at the Holidazzle parade and give attendees a free vegan cookie along with information about veganism. This will be a fun and easy event, and feel free to stay for the parade after. Hope you can make it; we would love to have your help. Please RSVP by emailing Jenna@Animalrightscoalition.com. Once we have a team of volunteers going, Jenna will contact you to make sure we all meet in the same place. Free bus/train rides are available to the parade as well. at 6:00 pm
- Holiday Vegan Cookie ExchangeHoliday Vegan Cookie Exchange Time: 1:00 pm
- December 18, 2013
- 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
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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.