The Animal Rights Coalition, Inc. (ARC) works to end the suffering, abuse and exploitation of non-human animals through information, education, and advocacy. We believe that animals matter for their own reasons and that they should not be used by human beings for profit, pleasure, amusement, or simply because it is our habit to do so.
317 W 48th St
Minneapolis, MN 55419
animal rights,abolition,animal advocacy,vegetarian,vegan
Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)
Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)
Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)
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Education and Outreach
Activities range from
booths at large events and professional conferences such as the Twin Cities Pet
Expo and Education Minnesota Professional (Teachers), to staffing booths at
First Avenue, to leafletting with the ARC Outreach Team at concerts and other
events, to helping the hundreds of individuals who call or email us for
assistance with animal issues on everything from stopping trespassing by
hunters to how to humanely remove mice from the workplace.
regularly brings in nationally known speakers such as Harold “Farmer” Brown, Karen Davis, and pattrice jones, as well as hosts book signings with
authors such as Will Potter, Emily Gaarder, and Hillary Rettig. The ARC Book
Group holds monthly discussion groups where participants discuss
member-selected books about animal rights and other topical social justice
Vegan University is
designed to promote compassionate eating and to help people adopt (and
maintain) a plant-based diet. Vegan University consists of three elements: “Help, I’m Going Vegan” workshops and discussion groups;
vegan shopping tours of local markets designed to teach people how to shop for
vegan foods; and a vegan mentor program.
Pay Per View is an
innovative outreach strategy where people are paid $1.00 to watch a short video
about the harsh reality of animal agriculture and then asked to decrease their
consumption of animal products and work towards a vegan diet. ARC’s results are an average of 66%
more successful than the national average for this campaign.
Minnesotans Exposing Petland
The Petland retail chain
continues to encourage the breeding and selling of animals for profit. We’re
the Minnesota supporters of the national effort to persuade Petland to stop
supporting puppy and kitten mills and selling live animals in their
Cuddle Coats educates the
public about fur and encourages people to donate fur coats to aid orphaned baby
wildlife in their recovery at one of our 14 wildlife rehabilitation partner
facilities. ARC continually adds
wildlife rehabilitation partners to the program.
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Animal Rights Coalition, Inc.
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as of 3/5/2013
Term: June 2011 - June 2014
Co-founder, Board Member Emeritus
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Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?
Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?
Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?
Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?