Animal related

Animal Rights Coalition, Inc.

  • Minneapolis, MN
  • www.animalrightscoalition.com

Mission Statement

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.

Main Programs

  1. Education and Outreach
  2. Vegan University
  3. Pay-Per-View
  4. Minnesotans Exposing Petland
  5. Cuddle Coats
Service Areas

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Minnesota

We are a regional organization located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and focus our efforts primarily in Minnesota and surrounding states; however, we have members across the country and we network with national groups as appropriate to address animal issues on a national level.

ruling year

1984

Principal Officer since 2011

Self-reported

Charlotte Cozzetto

Keywords

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animal rights,abolition,animal advocacy,vegetarian,vegan

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Also Known As

ARC

EIN

41-1424512

 Number

4579427228

Physical Address

317 W 48th St

Minneapolis, MN 55419

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Overview

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We made a significant dent in the culture of violence that is animal research by working to ban pound seizure in Minnesota () and by exposing Marilyn Carroll’s primate addiction experiments at the University of Minnesota.
We created a sense of community. Our Meetup group grew to over 600 members, with over 75 activities this year, providing many opportunities for people to learn about animal rights and a plant-based diet. Our Ethique Nouveau store proved to the larger community that a significant number of people want to use harm-free products.
We connected thousands of people with the message that Animals Matter for their own reasons. Our Outreach Team handed out over 12,000 pieces of literature.
We helped to shape a new generation of children who will grow up learning to value and respect animals through our VegKins program, which grew significantly, with many families participating. We reached educators with 660 free lesson plans and resource kits.
We came up with creative, innovative ways to promote plant-based eating. We gave out over 500 samples of vegan burgers and brats and information about animals used in the food system at Gopher football tailgating events and we held a new Vegan Hot Dish Cook-off event. Our Pay Per View and Vegan University programs pioneered the PPV, vegan mentor, and vegan shopping tour concepts in Minnesota and we had over 600 powerful conversations with people about the experiences of animals used for food.

Continue to have conversations with people that make a difference in how they value animals’ lives and .
Grow our Vegan University program, Vegan Meetup group, and the number of people reached by our vegan store, Ethique Nouveau.
Continue to develop innovative ways to promote plant-based eating.
Grow our Cuddle Coats program, where we partner with wildlife rehab organizations to provide donated furs to help rehabilitate orphaned and injured wildlife.
Continue to educate the public about the problems inherent in selling animals for profit in pet stores.
Continue to investigate research using animals at the University of Minnesota.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

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. 
 
ARC
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
issues.

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$9,000.00

Program 2

Vegan University

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.

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$3,000.00

Program 3

Pay-Per-View

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.

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 4

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
stores.

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$1,000.00

Program 5

Cuddle Coats

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.

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$500.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Minnesota

We are a regional organization located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and focus our efforts primarily in Minnesota and surrounding states; however, we have members across the country and we network with national groups as appropriate to address animal issues on a national level.

Funding Needs

ARC depends on the financial generosity of compassionate people to continue funding and expanding our current programs.  A complete list of our programs can be viewed on our website at www.animalrightscoalition.com.

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Animal Rights Coalition
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Animal Rights Coalition, Inc.

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Principal Officer

Charlotte Cozzetto

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Charlotte Cozzetto

No Affiliation

Term: June 2011 - June 2014

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