Thousands of mink freed in B.C. in apparent act of 'eco-terrorism'
Glenda Luymes , Canwest News Service
Published: Wednesday, August 27, 2008
VANCOUVER - Animal-rights extremists are being blamed for the release of about 6,000 mink from a B.C. farm.
Early Sunday morning, trespassers broke into the Rippin Fur Farm, freeing about 6,000 black mink from their pens before opening the farm gate.
While most of the mink were contained within a perimeter fence, about 500 scampered through the open gate.
The Rippin family and fellow mink farmers spent much of Sunday recovering the lost animals. About a dozen were hit by passing vehicles or died from stress, while police said 200 remain at large.
"The criminals who broke into our farm proved that they do not have any concern whatsoever for the mink," farmer Randy Rippin said Wednesday in a statement. Read More
Another livestock producer has had their operation targeted by animal rights terrorists. It’s amazing that those that claim to want to help animals only lead to the unnecessary suffering of them. These mink were doing perfectly fine until they were released into the wild.