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Somewhere in the neighborhood of 40,000 mink were set loose in Sterns County, Minnesota after likely animal rights activists broke into a mink farm and release the animals into the wild.
The sheriff’s office says no arrests have been made in connection with the burglary.
Sheriff Don Gudmundson thinks animal rights activists were responsible for releasing the animals, and in all likeliness, they were simply released into the wild.
“It’s pretty hard to steal 30,000 to 40,000 mink. What are you going to do put them in a trunk? They’d chew your fingers off,” Gudmundson said.
The mink are domesticated, leaving them ill-equipped to survive in the wild. They are not expected to survive. Hundreds of mink have already been found dead around the mink farm.
“If they actually cared about animals they wouldn’t release thousands of mink to die out in the heat. We’ve already got reports of chickens killed. Don’t they care about God’s chickens?” Gudmundson said.
I’m by no means a fan of raising animals for something as useless as their pelts, but you have to be pretty impressively ignorant to think you can just release 40,000 domesticated mink into the wild and expect things to work out okay.
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