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UARC Launches Campaign Against Lagoon

Lagoon Amusement Park has one of the most deplorable “zoos” in the country. Nearly 60 wild animals, including tigers, lions, and kangaroos, are crammed inside small wire and cement enclosures, pacing constantly in circles. Even the Standard Examiner has recognized the problems with this antiquated animal prison: “The lions are kept in metal cages at […]

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12-year-old Organizes Fundraiser for UARC

When she wasn’t busy running (and beating the boys) in track tournaments, volunteering at the Humane Society of Utah, or building solar panels and helping stray dogs on a Navajo reservation, 12-year-old Addie spent her time this summer organizing a fundraiser for UARC. Addie called UARC to tell us she wanted to do a fundraiser, and […]

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Taxpayers and Students Pay for Animal Experiments at the University of Utah. We Have a Right to Know.

This is a guest blog post authored by Maria Hiatt. The federal government’s National Institutes of Health (NIH), with an annual budget of more than $30 billion, is the largest funder of animal experiments in the world. Though it is difficult to precisely determine how much of its budget supports experimentation on animals, about half […]

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UARC CELEBRATES DECISION STRIKING DOWN UTAH’S ‘AG-GAG’ LAW AS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Utah Animal Rights Coalition (UARC) is celebrating today after the United States Federal Court for the District of Utah declared Utah’s “ag-gag” law unconstitutional. Utah’s ag-gag law made it a crime punishable by imprisonment to photograph or record abuse of animals on factory farms. In his decision, Judge Robert J. Shelby stated that this law […]

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Saving Chickens One Vegan Order at a Time

Tender Tigers

Unless you’re gluten-free, you’ve probably tried some version of Cali’s Natural Foods’ “Tender Tigers”. These vegan wings aren’t just available at Sage’s, Vertical Diner, and Vertical Pizza, they’re at several restaurants across the valley like Piper Down, Ice Haüs, The Green Pig, Funk N Dive, The Garage on Beck, and Trolley Wing Company. Which got […]

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RELEASE: Thousands of Attendees Expected at Inaugural SLC VegFest this Saturday at SLC Library Square

September 6, 2016 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Amy Meyer, amy@slcveg.com This Saturday, thousands of vegans and veg-curious people will descend on the Salt Lake City Main Library Plaza for the inaugural “SLC VegFest,” a free festival presented by the Utah Animal Rights Coalition (UARC). VegFest will feature food, a beer garden, live music, and […]

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The Shameful Bear Circus at the Salt Lake County Fair

the great bear show animal cruelty

Following an investigation by UARC on opening night at the Salt Lake County Fair, we urge our supporters to join us in pressuring the fair organizers to immediately cancel all future scheduled performances of “The Great Bear Show,” a bear circus currently featured at the event. This morning, UARC filed an urgent complaint with USDA officials, alleging violations of […]

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Crowdsourcing Transparency in Government

In May 2016, the University of Utah was cited by federal authorities for violating the Animal Welfare Act  when a monkey was  burned during a procedure. Written protocols called for a warming blanket to be used and for the animals’ temperature to be continuously monitored. Neither precaution was taken. In a desperate attempt to bring the animal’s […]

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