|2 Blackfish Screening at 6:30 pm
Orcas in Minnesota - Join us for a screening of Blackfish, the critically acclaimed story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale who has killed several people while in captivity, at Minnehaha Free Space, 3747 Minnehaha Ave. S in Minneapolis at 6:30 pm on Monday, June 2. We will have a discussion afterwards. Find out how you can help spread the word about orcas in captivity and how we can all help stop this form of animal slavery. This is a free event. RSVP at Minnesota Animal Rights Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Minnesota-Animal-Rights-Meetup/ Dineout at Ecopolitan at 7:30 pm
Come and enjoy Ecopolitan, the only 100% vegan restaurant in Minnesota, and learn about the joys of raw vegan eats on Monday, June 2 at 7:30pm, 2409 Lyndale Ave S in Minneapolis. We will have a tabletop sign so you can find us easily. RSVP at Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/
|3||4||5 End Animal Addiction Protest at 1:00 pm
Your attendance at No Pain in My Name protests is always needed to send Dr. Marilyn Carroll and the U of Minnesota the message that 30 years of forced animal addiction is too long. However, we need you more than ever at this event because Nick News will be there from NYC with a film crew to focus on Lilia, our summer intern. This event offers us the amazing opportunity to bring national (even international) attention to Carrolls research practices. Event is on Thursday, June 5 from 1:00-3:00pm at Moos Tower at the U of M (NOTE: We are meeting at the Moos Tower location on Washington Ave. Mall; if you are at the intersection of Harvard St. S.E. and Washington Ave. Mall, we will be just west of there). Contact: Kim at email@example.com for more info.
|6||7 Mad City Vegan Fest at 10:00 am
If you want to check out Mad City Vegan Fest in Madison and spend a little time helping at the Ethique Nouveau booth, we are looking for people to help us set up the booth, keep it looking nice, sell cool vegan things to help animals, and pack it all up at the end of the day. Shifts will be available during the day. We are not sure how transportation will go yet, but there will likely be a carpool of folks from the Twin Cities going that way for this event because its so much fun. Lots of great food to try, too. The vegan fest is at Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa Street in Madison, Wisconsin from 10-5.
|8 Petland Protest in St. Paul at 1:00 pm
If you have to be picky about which protests you attend, pick this one from 1:00-3:30 pm at the Petland store at 2123 Old Hudson Road in St. Paul on Sunday, June 8. Help send a message loud and clear that we are not going away until Petland stops selling animals from commercial breeding operations. Even if you can only come for part of the protest, please try to make it. The animals need you to help educate the public on their behalf. Invite your friends. Help us spread the word. Remember that we do not park or trespass in the Petland parking lot. Parking is available in the St. Paul Youth Services lot to the north of the strip mall. RSVP at Minnesota Animal Rights Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Minnesota-Animal-Rights-Meetup/
|9 Discussion on Sexism at 6:30 pm
Open discussion at Animal Rights Coalition/Ethique Nouveau, 317 W 48th St. in Minneapolis, at 6:30 pm on why sexism seems to be so prevalent in a movement in which women are the activist majority?
|10||11||12 Leafleting at McDonalds at 4:00 pm
Join ARC for leafleting about farmed animals outside of the Uptown McDonalds (2929 Hennepin Ave) on Thursday, June 12 at 4:00 pm. RSVP at Minnesota Animal Rights Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Minnesota-Animal-Rights-Meetup/
|13||14 Dineout at French Meadow at 6:30 pm
Please join us for a vegan dine out at French Meadow, 1662 Grand Ave, in St. Paul. They have some excellent options including vegan chili, sandwiches, salads and entrees. This is a great opportunity for vegan and non vegans to learn more about delicious vegan options in our area. RSVP at Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/
|16||17||18 Dineout at Amazing Thailand at 6:30 pm
Please join us at Amazing Thailand, 3024 Hennepin Ave. in Minneapolis, on Wednesday, June 18 at 6:30 pm where we will eat vegan Thai food and have a fun evening. We will have a tabletop sign so you can find us. RSVP at Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/
|19||20 Leafleting at US Bank at 3:00 pm
Join ARC for leafleting outside of the U.S. Bank headquarters, 800 Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis. We will be distributing literature and talking with passerby about the company’s financing of animal experimentation through their investments in Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), a company that experiments on animals and has a particularly horrible record. More details and RSVP at Minnesota Animal RIghts Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Minnesota-Animal-Rights-Meetup/
|21 Tour of Chicken Run Rescue at 12:00 pm
Calling all pre-vegans. Have you been thinking about going vegan but have been on the fence for a while? We have a very special opportunity for you and we hope it will help you get off the fence and take the plunge. Chicken Run Rescue is allowing us to tour their rescue and sanctuary so people can meet some of the hens who were previously exploited for their eggs or the roosters who ended up homeless because they were roosters and unwanted. Having the opportunity to spend some time with these individuals may be the inspiration to finally go vegan. Bringing friends and family who are not yet vegan is an option if you are already vegan, but we ask that you bring someone with you who is NOT vegan so we can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to have the birds speak for themselves. More details and RSVP at Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/ Petland Protest in St. Paul at 1:00 pm
If you have to be picky about which protests you attend, pick this one from 1:00-3:30 pm at the Petland store at 2123 Old Hudson Road in St. Paul on Saturday, June 21. Help send a message loud and clear that we are not going away until Petland stops selling animals from commercial breeders. Even if you can only come for part of the protest, please try to make it. The animals need you to help educate the public on their behalf. Invite your friends. Help us spread the word. Remember that we do not park or trespass in the Petland parking lot. Parking is available in the St. Paul Youth Services lot to the north of the strip mall. RSVP at Minnesota Animal Rights Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Minnesota-Animal-Rights-Meetup/ June Volunteer Orientation at 3:00 pm
Meet other people who care about animals as much as you do, get an overview of our programs, and figure out what you\'re most excited about so we can connect you with the right folks at ARC. Orientation will be held at Ethique Nouveau, the ARC vegan boutique, 317 W 48th St. in Minneapolis from 3:00-4:30pm.
|23||24||25||26 Leafleting at The Wedge at 12:00 pm
ARC will be handing out Tofurky coupons and information about animals used for food from noon to 1:00pm outside of the Wedge Co-op at 2105 Lyndale Ave. South in Minneapolis. This will be a great opportunity to connect with people while encouraging them to try vegan options.
|27||28 ARC Booth at TC Pride Festival (All Day)
Stop by the ARC booth (O125) at the Pride Festival in Loring Park in Minneapolis on Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29. Book Group: Rattling the Cage at 10:00 am
Join the ARC Book Group for a discussion of Rattling the Cage by Stephen Wise on Saturday, June 28 from 10:00-11:00 am at Tao Foods, 2200 Hennepin Ave. in Minneapolis. Rattling the Cage explains how the failure to recognize the basic legal rights of chimpanzees and bonobos in light of modern scientific findings creates a glaring contradiction in our law. Celebrate Vegan Pizza Day at 7:00 pm
Vegan Pizza Day is just around the corner and we have decided to celebrate with a Meetup. It will be at Galactic Pizza on Saturday, June 28 at 7:00 pm. Galactic has even offered to donate 25% of the tab to the Animal Rights Coalition. This will be a great opportunity to meet and reconnect with others throughout the Twin Cities and enjoy some delicious vegan pizza. See you there. RSVP at Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/
|29 ARC Booth at TC Pride Festival (All Day)
Stop by the ARC booth (O125) at the Pride Festival in Loring Park in Minneapolis on Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29. VegKins Play Date and Pizza at 3:30 pm
VegKins parents and families: join your VegKins friends for an afternoon of fun at Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave S. in St. Louis Park. There is new playground equipment as well as a fun splash pad. (Bring swimsuits, towels and $1/child if you want to take advantage of the splash pad. Water shoes are suggested as well and little toys like buckets seem to be a big hit.) There are 2 playgrounds at the park -- we will meet up by the larger one on the southern side of the park, next to the splash pad. After the kids have worn themselves out, we will head to the nearby Hopkins Pizza Luce at 210 Blake Road N to fill up with delicious vegan food. RSVP on the VegKins Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/VegKins/244189053557
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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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