|1 Dine Out at Gorkha Palace at 6:00 pm
Join us for dinner at Gorkha Palace at 23 4th St NE in Minneapolis where we will feast on yummy Nepali, Indian, and Tibetan cuisine. There are many fabulous vegan options on the menu. There is parking next to the restaurant and along the street. Check it out at http://www.gorkhapalace.com/Entres.aspx We need to limit the group to 10 people due to the size of the restaurant so please be responsible with RSVPs. They are very excited to have our group at their restaurant and we would love to see a good turnout. RSVP through Minneapolis Vegan Meetup at: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/
|2 July ARC Book Group at 6:00 pm
The July book group selection is \"The Lives of Animals\" by J.M. Coetzee. The group will meet on Monday 7/2 at 6:00pm at Pizza Luce, 1183 Selby Ave in St. Paul. Get more details on the book and RSVP at Vegan Meetup at: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/events/68024622/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=68024622&_af=event&_af_mid=11489976
|3||4||5||6 Vegan Drinks at moto-i! at 7:00 pm
Vegan Drinks summer of 2012 continues! This time, moto-i at 2940 Lyndale Ave S in Minneapolis will be offering up some prime seating (roof-top, anyone?) and an extended happy hour for us. Come out, sip on some beverages, nosh on some vegan goodies, and enjoy the gorgeous Minneapolis summer night. For those who have never been there, moto-i is the first sake brewery restaurant outside of Japan. moto-i makes draft sake or namazake. They also have a lot of vegan food like fried tofu lettuce wraps, vegetable udon and whoa, miso popcorn! Cool. They are extending happy hour for us! Half off sake, $3.50 tap beer, miso popcorn for $3, $2 steamed buns, $4 lettuce wraps, and more! We will be wearing stickers so they know how to identify us so make sure you get your sticker when you come in so you can get in on the great deals. RSVP through Minneapolis Vegan Meetup at: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/
|7||8 Brunch at Triple Rock at 10:00 am
Please join us for brunch at the Triple Rock Social Club (629 Cedar Ave. in Minneapolis) for food, drinks,and noise. Vegan pancakes and french toast, and more, oh my. We cannot reserve a table, so please RSVP through Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/ and we will reserve a place for your lovely self. While there is no online menu, rest assured the vegan options are extensive and various. Please show up a bit early (we will be there at 9:30 am) because this place can get pretty packed. Vegan Ice Cream Social at 3:00 pm
Join us at Franklin Freeze at 2328 East Franklin Ave. in Minneapolis for a vegan ice cream social. Franklin Freeze is home to over 24 vegan soft serve ice cream flavors and they have vegan ice cream cones! You would be hard pressed to find a better way to spend a warm July day than outside enjoying some cold, refreshing vegan ice cream. Just remember to bring cash (Franklin Freeze only accepts cash), your smile, and your appetite for vegan ice cream! TIP: Also, for those of you who prefer to avoid Styrofoam, bring a cup or a bowl with you as they often will serve the cones upside down in a Styrofoam cup if the soft serve is on the softer side that day. RSVP at Minneapolis Vegan Meetup at: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/
|9||10 Vegan Runners Meetup at 7:00 pm
The weather has been great for running, so time to hit the trails! We are going to meet at Fort Snelling State Park in Mendota Heights. We will meet in the parking lot near the dog park (entrance at Hiawatha and E 54th St., see picture at the link below). There is plenty of parking in that area. Look for Melissa M., Melissa S., and Kris Anne in vegan wear. We will do a distance of 3 miles and no vegan will be left behind! We may have to break into two groups: faster and slower. After running, we could go out to eat or for drinks if people are interested! RSVP and see meeting place photo at Minneapolis Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/events/71003052/
|11||12 City Chickens Reading at 6:00 pm
Come on out to Ethique Nouveau at 317 W 48th St. in Minneapolis on Thursday, July 12 at 6:00pm to hear Christine Heppermann read from her new book City Chickens, which is all about Chicken Run Rescue, the only urban shelter in the country exclusively for chickens. Christine will be joined by Mary Britton Clouse and Bert Clouse from Chicken Run Rescue. Christine will be available to chat and sign copies of the book after the reading.
|13||14 Ethique Nouveau at Veg Fest at 10:00 am
Ethique Nouveau vegan boutique (run by the Animal Rights Coalition) has a table at Veg Fest on Saturday, July 14, 10am-5pm, at Coffman Memorial Union at the University of Minnesota, 300 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis. We will be sampling fabulous and scrumptious Liz Lovely cookies. Petland Demonstration at 1:00 pm
Join ARC at a peaceful demonstration at the Petland store in St. Paul. Millions of animals are being killed in shelters across the country and yet the Petland retail chain continues to encourage the selling of yet more animals for profit. The stores in the chain support puppy mills by purchasing their puppies and kittens from large-scale brokers and/or directly from puppy and kitten mill operations throughout the U.S. Responsible breeders do not mass produce puppies and kittens or sell to pet stores. Peaceful store protests have proven successful in other states in educating consumers about inhumane breeding. If you can bring your own sign, please do. Some signs will be available there. St. Paul Petland, 2123 Old Hudson Road, St. Paul, 1pm-3pm, * Note: Park in the Saint Paul Youth Services Lot to the north of the Strip Mall.
|15 The Color Run at 8:00 am
A Vegan Runners meetup, this time at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Get all the details and RSVP at Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/events/69064342/ ARC + EarthSave Picnic at 4:00 pm
Gathering in the sun, tossing a frisbee around, sharing delicious vegan food - what could be better? ARC is partnering with EarthSave Twin Cities for this not to be missed family-friendly event, so its going to be bigger than usual. Cool, huh? Bring a plant-based dish free of animal products to share as well as a plate and utensils. There is a playground for the kids and park grills are available. We will have some games (three-legged race, anyone), too, so wear comfortable clothes if you want to join in. This is a donations-based event, so please consider bringing some cash to contribute. The two organizations with be splitting donations evenly. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay. Please RSVP at Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/events/69195022/
|16||17||18||19 Meetup: Blingo at Triple Rock at 8:00 pm
Blingo! Starts at 8 p.m. sharp at Triple Rock at 629 Cedar Ave. in Minneapolis and goes until about 10. If you have never experienced Blingo! before, it is a definite must. Also, remember that the T-Rock offers many vegan bar food options, vegan drinks, and an overall enjoyable atmosphere. Come hang out! If you cannot find the group, call Jenna at 715-307-303. RSVP at Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/
|20||21 VegKins Tour of CRR at 10:00 am
VegKins will tour Chicken Run Rescue in north Minneapolis. We will meet the birds and learn about their lives. More details and RSVP on the VegKins Faebook page. Help! I am Going Vegan at 7:00 pm
You know you want to go vegan, but you have all these questions. It would be nice if you could just ask them all in one sitting and have caring and knowledgeable vegans give straightforward answers. Well, you are in luck! Seasoned vegans Dallas and Al love answering each and every question you have. Yes you. You know who you are. Come on out to Ethique Nouveau, the only vegan boutique in Minnesota, at 317 West 48th Street in Minneapolis, hit us with your best questions. and we will give you our best answers. Nutrition, ethics, environment, how to gently explain to Grandma that her banana bread is not vegan ... and how to teach her to make it vegan! These workshops are fun, laid back, and informative. There might even be some sort of vegan treat in it for you. Al likes to bake. Register through Minneapolis Vegan Meetup at: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/
|22 Meetup: Brunch at Pizza Luce at 11:00 am
Join us for brunch part II at Pizza Luce. Head downtown for what we have heard is one of the best vegan brunches in town. The menu can be found here: http://pizzaluce.com//menu/brunch/. The restaurant is located at 119 North 4th Street in Minneapolis. Please RSVP through Minneapolis Vegan Meetup at: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/#upcoming
|23 Meetup: \"Ice Cream\" Social! at 7:00 pm
Izzys has some of the best non-dairy ice cream in the Twin Cities. They generally offer two soy-based flavors, but the flavors offered can change on a daily basis. You should be able to check the website to see what they are currently offering: http://flavorup.izzysicecream.com/flavor-grid Come enjoy some quality social time with vegans over delicious ice cream! Please RSVP at Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/events/72939392/
|24||25||26 Vegan Runners Meetup at 7:00 pm
The weather has been great for running, so time to hit the trails! We are going to meet at Fort Snelling State Park. We will meet in the parking lot near the dog park (entrance at Hiawatha and E 54th St., see picture at the link below). There is plenty of parking in that area. Look for Melissa M., Melissa S., and Kris Anne in vegan wear. We will do a distance of 3 miles and no vegan will be left behind! We may have to break into two groups: faster and slower. After running, we could go out to eat or for drinks if people are interested! RSVP and see meeting place photo at Minneapolis Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/events/71003272/
|27||28 Petland Demonstration at 10:00 am
Join ARC at a peaceful demonstration at the Petland store in St. Paul. Millions of animals are being killed in shelters across the country and yet the Petland retail chain continues to encourage the selling of yet more animals for profit. The stores in the chain support puppy mills by purchasing their puppies and kittens from large-scale brokers and/or directly from puppy and kitten mill operations throughout the U.S. Responsible breeders do not mass produce puppies and kittens or sell to pet stores. Peaceful store protests have proven successful in other states in educating consumers about inhumane breeding. If you can bring your own sign, please do. Some signs will be available there. St. Paul Petland, 2123 Old Hudson Road, St. Paul, 10am-noon, * Note: Park in the Saint Paul Youth Services Lot to the north of the Strip Mall.
|30 Meetup: Dineout at the Dakota at 7:00 pm
Join us for live music and delicious food at the Dakota Jazz Club, 1010 Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis. The singer, Chastity Brown, looks awesome; check it out: http://dakotacooks.com/event/foodie-night-w-chastity-brown/ . The Dakota said they will be able to change some of their vegetarian options to accommodate vegans. No cover charge for the music. RSVP through Minneapolis Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/
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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.
How to Report Animal Cruelty
If an animal’s life is in immediate danger, call 911.
Call the Minnesota Federated Humane Societies at 612-866-8663 in the metro area or 1-877-8ANIMAL (1-877-826-4625) outside the metro area.
Minnesota Animal Welfare Statutes
Minnesota has very specific laws to ensure the humane treatment of animals. Minnesota law also prescribes criminal penalties and fines for failure to properly care for an animal. According to the laws, dogs, cats, and other animals must be provided with:
• Nourishing food in clean containers
• Clean, drinkable water (snow and ice are not adequate)
• Confinement areas: must allow animal to move freely; must provide shade from June to September; several animals kept together must be compatible; indoor confinement areas must be adequately lit, ventilated, and temperature controlled; surfaces must be impervious to moisture and readily cleaned and dry; feces must be disposed of properly; there must be opportunity for periodic exercise.
• Shelter: dogs kept outdoors for more than one hour must be provided with a dog house that meets the following specifications: moisture and wind proof; large enough for the dog and small enough to retain body heat; must be made of durable material raised at least 2 inches from the ground; entrance must be covered by wind proof material; bedding must be provided and be of straw, cedar shavings, or blankets.
Minnesota Statute 343.29 specifically authorizes the removal, sheltering, and caring for any animal who is not properly sheltered from cold, hot, or inclement weather, or any animal not properly fed and watered.
343.21 Overworking or mistreating animals; penalty
No person shall overdrive, overload, torture, cruelly beat, neglect, or unjustifiably injure, maim, mutilate, or kill any animal, or cruelly work any animal when it is unfit for labor, whether it belongs to that person or to another person.
Subd. 2.Nourishment; shelter.
No person shall deprive any animal over which the person has charge or control of necessary food, water, or shelter.
No person shall abandon any animal.
No person shall willfully instigate or in any way further any act of cruelty to any animal or animals, or any act tending to produce cruelty to animals.
Killing Dogs and Cats for Food
Increasingly, situations are occurring where people are raising dogs and cats and killing them for food. Unfortunately, many of the people charged with enforcing animal cruelty laws, such as the police and even some humane investigators, are not aware that this practice is illegal; they do not take enforcement action because they wrongly believe that it is simply a cultural issue. However, state and city laws prohibit anyone except a veterinarian or animal control officer from killing a domestic animal.
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