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Stahl Fur Farm in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, Raided, Thousands of Mink Liberated

From North American Animal Liberation Press Office NAALPO
September 2023

A recent communique on inspired me to visit, document what was happening, and liberate as many mink as possible.

caged Minks

In an anonymous communique received by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office, activists claim to have liberated the thousands of captive mink from Stahl Fur Farm in Pennsylvania, as reported earlier by the news media.

The communique reads:

[dear mink murderer stahl, fur commission secretary:

i saw your mink prison recently and was not impressed. you have dozens of sheds but so many are falling apart. thankfully your operation seems to have gotten smaller over the years. when will you learn that animal abuse isn't worth it?

people like me will continue to visit you at 4130 pennsylvania 890 sunbury, pa 17801, which i found on a recent communique on inspired me to visit, document what was happening, and liberate as many mink as possible. people need to see the filthy & cramped conditions where these territorial & genetically wild animals are kept up to four in a single cage. and the joy that is possible when they experience freedom.

when the cage latches were opened the mink jumped out to experience their first steps in grass and mud. i hope most have escaped to freedom and no more animals are ever imprisoned and slaughtered here again. whatever happened after i left i hope it was expensive.

the fur industry is hurting. great. profits are already at record lows and we can make it cost more than ever to continue breeding animals to steal their fur.]

Video footage and images of the raid were included with the communique, and are available to the media upon request.

Mink are genetically wild animals that roam up to 5 miles a day but are kept in 10-inch cages on fur farms; their treatment is egregiously cruel and violent. The mink are born in February or March and are killed by gassing, clubbing or anal electrocution in November, before being skinned, sometimes while still alive, for their fur. The animals liberated this weekend have a fighting chance at life; they faced a 100 percent death rate if they stayed on the farm.

The number of fur farms in America has dwindled from more than 300 in the 1990s to less than 50 today, as the fur industry continues its steady decline into oblivion. A listing of all known fur farms in North America, is available here:   

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