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South Jordan, Utah: Over 600 Mink Released from Fur Farm

600 Mink released in Utah!
Repost from Biteback
Media has reported that early in the morning of August 19, more than 600 mink were released from their cages at the McMullin & Sons Fur Farm (10495 S 1540 W) in South Jordan, Utah.

 http://directaction.info/news_aug21_08.htm


Corporate media "propaganda" video (scroll down to find video)
 http://www.kutv.com/mediacenter/local.aspx

**Notice how they show the mink in disgusting Feces ridden cages.

Link to the Fur Commission USA (industry shills) press release.
 http://www.furcommission.com/news/newsF10u.htm

Isn't it funny how they show so much 'concern' that the animals might get hit by a car or die of natural causes, yet forget to mention the certain death these mink will encounter via anal electrocution, gas chambers, and/or asphyxiation on the 'farm'.

NAALPO press release and communique 22.Aug.2008 14:39

mr. mink

300 Captive Mink Released From South Jordan, Utah Fur Farm
Animal Liberationists Destroy Breeding Cards, Liberate Animals from McMullin Mink Farm

South Jordan, UT- According to a communique received by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office this week, 300 captive mink were released from the McMullin Mink Farm, located at 1540 W. 10400 S in South Jordan, Utah.

The communique reads:
"This is a local soldier out of Utah letting you guys know of a raid that just happened last night at the South Jordan, Utah McMullen Mink Farm, 300 plus mink were released with all their breeding records destroyed. Good news, haven't seen this done in a while so it had to be done."

Imprisoned in cages for life, fur-bearing animals are forced to endure intensive confinement compared to the miles of territory these animals would enjoy in the wild - their natural state. The natural instincts of these captive animals are completely frustrated; self-mutilation, sickness, infection, poor sanitation and the sheer stress of confinement leads animals to premature death. When they survive, animals of sufficient size are killed by anal electrocution or gassing. Whereas reports from the fur industry have surfaced that liberations were harmful to the animals, the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and other organizations have a long history of successfully releasing animals into the wild from fur farms. In addition to liberating the wild animals destined for a certain, painful and agonizing death, another goal of liberationists is to cause economic damage to fur farms; dozens of fur farming operations have seen economic ruin since "Operation Bite Back" began by the ALF in the 1990s.

"The fur industry wants the public to believe that most of the mink liberated are recaptured or killed after being freed, but this is not the case; and I would argue that even if some are recaptured, at least they have been given a chance at what everyone deserves, a chance to live free" stated Camille Hankins, a Press Officer with the Animal Liberation Press Office. "Contrary to the rhetoric of those who profit from the imprisonment and killing of these beautiful, wild creatures, scientific studies have proven captive mink have the innate ability to survive in the wild, do not decimate other animal populations or the environment, and do not carry away small children or pets."

 http://animalliberationpressoffice.org/press_releases/pr_08_08_22_utahminkrelease.htm

Mormons Should Read Their Prophet on Animal Rights 24.Aug.2008 19:40

Joseph Fielding Smith

"When I visited, a few years ago, the Yellowstone Natioanl Park, and saw in the streams and the beautiful lakes, birds swimming quite fearless of man, allowing passers-by to approach them as closely alsomos as tame birds, and apprehending no fear of them, and when I saw droves of beautiful deer as fearless of the presence of men as any domestic animal it filled my heart with a degree of peace and joy that seemed to be almost a foretaste of that period hoped for wehen there shall be none to hurt and note to molest in all the land. I never could see why a man should be imbued with a blood-thirsty desire to kill and destroy animal like. I have known men -- and they still exist among us -- who enjoy what is, to them, the sport of hunting birds and slaying them by the hundreds. I do not believe any man should kill animals or birds unless he needs them for food." MORMON LEADER AND PROPHET JOSEPH FIELDING SMITH AS PUBLISHED IN "THE JUVENILE INSTRUCTOR, APRIL, 1913, VOL. 48, PP. 308-309.