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The Massachusetts Animal Rights Coalition (MARC) is a non-profit volunteer-run animal rights organization based in Massachusetts, United States. MARC is the largest and most active animal rights group in Massachusetts and operates as a tax exempt 501(c)(3) corporation[1] with over 2500 members of all ages and backgrounds[2]

MARC's activities include protests and leafleting, public educational outreach, tabling, talks, letter and phone campaigns, letters to editors, face-to-face meetings, media interviews, conferences, walks and marches, and legislative action. MARC has held hundreds of public events in Massachusetts to raise awareness of animal suffering.

MARC targets a broad range of animal rights causes, including animal testing and experimentation, animals in entertainment, veganism, wildlife protection, and the rights of all animals.

MARC's campaigns in Massachusetts have been cited in numerous local papers and have included opposition to vivisection;[3][4][5] advocacy for wildlife,[6][7][8] farmed animals,[6][9][10][11] and cruelty-free living;[12][13] and advocacy for animals exploited in entertainment[14][15] and companion animals.

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  2. ^ "MARC_list : Welcome to MARC!". October 10, 2003. Archived from the original on July 13, 2012. Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  3. ^ "The Harvard Crimson :: News :: Fearing Clashes, WJH Ups Security". April 29, 2005. Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  4. ^ "Stop The Bioterror Lab – People And Organizations Against The Biolab". Archived from the original on February 10, 2012. Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  5. ^ "Events in 2007 – Events in Support of World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week". Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  6. ^ a b Staff, Herald (December 8, 2007). "Animal fans blast crass menagerie". Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  7. ^ Jan, Tracy (December 11, 2005). "In Braintree, activists protest goose hunt on golf course – The Boston Globe". Boston Globe. Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  8. ^ Turkeys ruffle Brookline residents' feathers – News Archived August 1, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Animal rights group protests BU-sponsored event – News Archived August 1, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Meatout 2008 Events". Archived from the original on November 27, 2011. Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  11. ^ Mattison, Harry (February 22, 2007). "Allston Brighton Community Blog: Animal rights activists protest at Kentucky Fried Chicken". Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  12. ^ "Clothing with a conscience Dressing 'cruelty-free' doesn't have to mean sacrificing style –, North Andover, MA". Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  13. ^ "Boston Vegetarian Food Festival Sponsors". Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  14. ^ Kantor, Ira (October 18, 2007). "Bill would outlaw hooks used on elephants". Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  15. ^ Mass. considers exotic animal ban – News Archived August 1, 2012, at the Wayback Machine