Mink Liberation - Minnesota
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NAALPO North American Animal Liberation Press Office
August 2017

caged minks

Up to 40,000 mink were freed from their cages at Lang Farms (23588 County Road 34) in Eden Valley, Minnesota during the night of July 16-17. In the flawlessly executed action, fencing surrounding the fur farm was dismantled and every single cage opened!

Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson told news media he was convinced that "militant animal rights advocates" did it (there has been no claim of responsibility yet), and estimated damages at more than $750,000.

Michael Whelan, Executive Director at Fur Commission USA, is offering $10,000 and Tri-County Crime Stoppers is offering $1,000 for information which leads to the arrest of those involved. [Wacky Whelan also commented, “I don’t like brussels sprouts but that doesn’t give me the right to go to the brussels sprouts farm next door and dig them all up.”]

Read more about the Fur Commission’s response to the action.

For those even slightly swayed by Whelan’s claptrap that freedom is a death sentence for the mink (who naturally live all across Minnesota), we direct you to this April 2009 study which tracked the survival of released mink over eight years and found that none of the released mink died directly due to lack of survival skills - Liberated Mink Survive in the Wild, Study Shows.

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