the earlier raid on the mink farm in France, the Brigitte Bardot Foundation
released a statement condemning the farmers. "Mobilizing to return
these poor animals to their death camp is a shame and a disgrace,"
the Foundation said.
Regarding to the 4th mink farm, the one in Soria, located hundreds of
miles away from the other three:
says that the cages of 10.000 minks were opened, but provably just 1.000
were able to escape. Some of them have been recaptured more than 2 kilometers
away from the farm.
farm was firebombed in 2003.
other article: http://www.elperiodico.com/default.asp?idpublicacio_PK=46&idioma=CAS&idnoticia_PK=654442&idseccio_PK=1477
says that there were about 17.500 minks freed from the 3 farms in
traditionally moderate Igualdad Animal issued a press release condemning
mink farms and animal abuse as a whole announcing that they are happy
for the mink and that they are going to release an investigation into
mink farms in Spain soon.
Sweden a farm raided three times previously was hit again early in October
09 causing 1000 mink to be freed and the farmer to announce an end to
his trading in seldom-caged mink.
France it was reported on October 16 that 2-3000 mink had 'escaped' from
a farm in the Dordogne region. This hot on the heels of a typically pleasant
expose of fur farming in Denmark. Such was that the Danish fur trade have
offered a reward of 500 000 danish krona to anyone who can give information
on who the anonymous investigator was. What does that tell you!
and article in danish:
mink farm raided usa
On October 5, The Daily Astorian newspaper
reported, "At 1:23 a.m. Sunday, a resident of the 92600 block of
Simonsen Road reported terrorists are releasing her mink. A Clatsop County
Sheriff's deputy is investigating."
According to Fur Commission USA, 300 mink were released from cages at
the Ylipelto Fur Farm (92659 Simonsen Loop Road) in Astoria, Oregon.
The farm was the target of a raid in October 2008.
attack on Jutland mink farm
the second time this week (Oct 09) there have been acts of vandalism against
a mink farm. This time, thousands of animals were let out of cages.
Attack on mink farms are planned. Early
on Friday unknown perpetrators opened mink cages on a mink farm in Fousing
by Klosterhede plantation in western Jutland. It
was a driver from a mink feed center who discovered the vandalism at mink
farms in Hedevej and that many of mink escaped. The
fence around the mink farm is destroyed in several places, but not all
5000 farm mink escaped into the open, stated the guard commander at Central
and West Jutland police in Holstebro.
with Tuesday's attacks on a mink farm near Søndervig when 6000
mink were let out, the area's other mink farmers and hunting clubs were
immediately alerted, to capture or shoot escaped mink.Holstebro
Central Minkfeeder discovered shortly before five o'clock Friday morning
that one of the taps to a silo, which contains five tons minkfoder had
been opened. Staff from the animal center saw a man running from the silo
to a car and he disappeared.
across the world these once captive wild animals are living each day as
fugitives, as symbols of freedom.