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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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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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A Monkey Tale

News story highlighting animal testing mysteriously disappears By Colby Frazier, City Weekly. Original article here.   Frik, a monkey that underwent lab testing at U of U in 2009. This is not the monkey that was euthanized. The story was made for television: A University of Utah research laboratory is performing tests on monkeys. A dose of […]

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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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Saving water? Stop eating animals

Proclaiming that water conservation should be “one of Utah’s core ethics,” the Utah Division of Water Resources recently kicked off a nine-step pledge called “H2Oath.” However, even if all nine suggestions were widely adopted, it will barely make a dent in the state’s water use because they fail to address the state’s biggest waster: agriculture. […]

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