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- September 20, 2014
- Vegan Donuts At Glam DollVegan Donuts At Glam Doll
Time: 10:00 am
Join the meetup at Glam Doll, 2605 Nicollet Ave. in Minneapolis. Glam Doll has a selection of vegan donuts available (and yummy coffee drinks), so take a few home for the family, too. This dine-out is very casual, so feel free to come in your pajamas and be lazy. RSVP at Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/ at 10:00 am
- North Vegans LaunchNorth Vegans Launch
Time: 11:00 am
North Vegans is a new ARC program based in North Minneapolis and nearby metro areas which is focused on food justice, ending food deserts, and making veganism accessible to all. We are launching this program at at the Open Streets Lowry Festival from 11am-6pm where we will be giving out free vegan handouts, recipes, and goodies for the whole family, including stickers and comic books. Tabling area is at the NE corner of Penn Ave. N and Lowry Ave. N in Minneapolis. You can finnd North Vegans on Facebook also. at 11:00 am
- Vegan Donuts At Glam DollVegan Donuts At Glam Doll Time: 10:00 am
- September 21, 2014
- Wiggle Butt 5KWiggle Butt 5K
Time: 8:00 am
ARC will be talking with dog lovers about our Minnesotans Exposing Petland campaign, asking people to sign our petition, and raising awareness about the cruelties inherent in the pet trade industry. Event is from 8am-3pm on Harriet Island in St. Paul. at 8:00 am
- Wiggle Butt 5KWiggle Butt 5K Time: 8:00 am
- September 24, 2014
- 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. at 7:00 pm
- Cuddle Coats PrepCuddle Coats Prep 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.