Some animal lovers love animals so much that they vandalize and release the beloved creatures only to have them die in the wild or killed and eaten by predators.
This costs money to the owners in replacement, lost income, and repair and construction.
From Field and Stream:
About 30,000 to 40,000 domesticated minks are on the loose in central Minnesota, after unknown culprits released them from a pelt farm early this week.
Lang Farms, located near the town of Eden Valley, had their fences dismantled and cages opened by yet-to-be-identified persons sometime late Sunday night or early Monday morning, freeing thousands of the prized animals.
According to Minnesota Public Radio News, the minks are worth more than $750,000 total. Area residents who see the minks are encouraged to call Lang Farms, so that experienced handlers can safely recapture the animals.
In addition to investigating the damages done to the mink farm, officials are concerned about the problems the domesticated minks could create with native wildlife—though it’s unlikely many will last long.
“Because these mink were domesticated, they will not survive in the wild, though some mink may survive initially and may be loose in the area,” the sheriff’s office told reporters.
Minnesota produces most of the mink-pelt in the country. It is often a target for animal-rights groups. In 2013, nearly 500 minks were set loose from a farm in the state.
What does this accomplish? The domesticated minks will either be killed by predators or will die in the wild.
The Animal Liberation Front Press Office has released a statement supporting the action.
Read more at Field and Stream
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