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Music, Vegan Food, Speakers, 5,000 Attendees Expected at ‘SLC VegFest’

September 6, 2018 – 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 3ndannual SLC VegFest, a festival presented by UARC. SLC VegFest 2018 will feature food, a beer garden sponsored by Ice Haus & Piper Down Pub, live […]

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Feds Cite Lagoon with Violating Animal Welfare Law; UARC Plans Protest

July 19, 2018 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lagoon Amusement Park Cited for ‘Critical’ Violation of Federal Animal Welfare Law – UARC Plans Protest & Memorial Contact: Amy Meyer, amy@utahanimalrights.com  The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released a scathing animal welfare inspection report against Lagoon, citing the park with a “critical” violation, the most serious level of […]

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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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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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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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Official Report: Dog Found Dying in Parked Car had Internal Temperature “Too High to Register”

UARC Calls for Changes to Local Laws to Prevent Future Tragedies JUNE 8, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jeff Dixon SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Utah Animal Rights Coalition (UARC) has obtained disturbing investigative reports from Salt Lake County Animal Services regarding the tragic incident last weekend where a  a yellow Labrador retriever was left to die in a parked […]

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