29 September 2010

5,000 minks set free from fur farm in Ireland after break-in

The Associated Press just reported that 5,000 minks were released after a break-in last Sunday at a fur farm in County Donegal in Ireland.

Workers have been seen recapturing the animals and, unfortunately, several hundred have been run over by cars.

No group has taken responsibility for the release.

Last month, 50,000 minks were set free in a raid on Greek fur farms.

Robin Lawless | @robmlaw
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