The Animal Rights Coalition hosts a variety of protests to educate the community about all forms of animal exploitation that occur in our community, including animals used for food, clothing, entertainment, research, and companion animals. All upcoming protests can be found on the ARC Facebook or Minnesota Animal Rights Meetup page.
Puppy Mills: Minnesotan's Exposing the Pet Trade pairs with Minnesotan's Against Puppy Mills outside Four Paws and a Tail in Blaine, MN to tell the public we do not accept the cruel breeding and mistreatment of dogs and cats for profit.
Circus: The Animal Rights Coalition along with Minnesota Animal Liberation letting the public know that the circus is not a family friendly event. St. Paul Osman Shrine Circus continues to hold their annual shows that include exploitation of elephants, tigers, and lions.
Rodeo: Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo held at the Xcel Energy Center includes bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, and barrel racing. ARC stands outside to inform the public this event is only cruel, not entertaining.
Animals used for Food: ARC protested the grand opening of The Bacon Social House in Minneapolis, expressing concern for animals and the environment, as well as human health.
Fur: Educating the community about the fur industry with Fur FREE Minneapolis outside Ribnick Luxury Fur in Minneapolis. With so many cruelty-free options available, animals should never be killed for clothing.
Renaissance Festival: The Minnesota Renaissance Festival offers elephant, camel, pony, and llama rides, and a petting zoo where you can hug a kangaroo, pet an African porcupine or hand feed a grape to a ringtail lemur. With the many human entertainment acts, there is no need to include animals.
Animal Testing: The Animal Rights Coalition teamed up with the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine to urge Hennepin Healthcare to modernize their medical training and stop cruel, unnecessary animal testing. This was a success! In 2019, HCMC declared they would no longer use live animals for testing.
Trophy Hunting: ARC sends a message to the Safari Club that trophy hunting is a cruel "sport" that needs to stop. Killing is not conservation.