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- November 1, 2014
- VegKins Halloween PartyVegKins Halloween Party
Time: 1:30 pm
The ARC VegKins group for parents raising veg children will have a Halloween Costume Party on Saturday, November 1 from 1:30-3:30 pm at the Fuller Park Rec Center, 48th St. and Grand Ave. in Minneapolis. The party will include a vegan potluck with Halloween-themed food highly encouraged. RSVP on the VegKins Facebook page with the number of children and adults and what you plan to bring to the potluck. at 1:30 pm
- VegKins Halloween PartyVegKins Halloween Party Time: 1:30 pm
- November 2, 2014
- Vegan Shopping TourVegan 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 Ave. 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 Shopping TourVegan Shopping Tour Time: 10:00 am
- November 5, 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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When Rescuing Really Means Killing: A Follow-up
We recently posted some questions regarding the killing of about 130 cats that the Animal Humane Society reportedly “rescued” from a mobile home in St. Anthony, Minnesota. In response to ARC’s expressed concerns, and concerns expressed by many other animal advocates, the AHS board issued a form letter response on April 6.
In their response, the AHS board failed to address the serious issues raised. Instead, they simply recited their talking points that killing the cats was necessary to keep people and animals safe from disease, points that had already been widely discredited by many knowledgeable authorities.
ARC has learned that nationally recognized veterinarians with expertise in shelter medicine have written AHS and stated that there is “no veterinary basis for such a statement.” Veterinarian, bioethicist, and syndicated columnist Dr. Michael Fox and consulting veterinarian, lecturer, and trainer Dr. Linda Wolf are distributing a public letter to the AHS board in which they chastise the organization for the killings, and for the failure of the board to address the issues brought to them. Read the letter from Drs. Wolf and Fox, along with the form letter response from the AHS Board of Directors to complaints about the killing of the cats in St. Anthony, and then contact the AHS Board via email to tell them that the serious questions raised by the community deserve to be fully answered – and not brushed off with a letter that fails to address any of the questions raised.