Freed minks feeding on farm animals
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