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Whoops: Freed Minks Feeding on Livestock

Uh oh.
Freed minks feeding on farm animals
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Associated Press
Aug. 29, 2003 10:01 AM


SULTAN, Wash. - Hundreds of minks set free in Washington state by animal rights activists are devouring farm animals and exotic birds in the area.

One farmer who breeds rare ducks and chickens says over half of them were eaten alive by the minks.

Animal activists say that while the farm animals' deaths are unfortunate, it proves minks raised in captivity can survive in the wild.

The American Liberation Front, considered a domestic terrorist group by the FBI, has claimed responsibility for releasing 10,000 minks from a farm a few days ago. About 80 percent have been recaptured.

The FBI is investigating

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so ? 04.Sep.2003 12:56

Sowhatguy

why whoops ?

Sounds like a more dignified death than ending up on a plate. Animal liberation is about letting animals live reasonably natural lives not about preventing any animal deaths under any circumstances.

whoops nothing. 07.Sep.2003 10:18

VEGAN

Ditto. Letting the mink live there natural life and nature take it's course is much better then the livestock being slaughtered to go in a supermarket. Nice try from the media to discredit liberationists, good job biting the hook

no profit there, huh 10.Sep.2003 18:20

vegangurl

Farmers complaining about livestock being killed before they could do the dirty deed themselves? That's kind of hypocritical.