Sheriff blames animal rights activists for 35,000 lost mink
July 19, 2017
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say they believe animal rights activists set free from a pelt farm in central Minnesota 35,000 mink incapable of surviving in the wild.
Someone dismantled parts of the exterior fence at Lang Farms near Eden Valley late Sunday or early Monday and released about 35,000 mink from their cages, according to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office. Eden Valley is about 75 miles (120 kilometers) northwest of Minneapolis.
Sheriff Don Gudmundson said Tuesday he believes members of an animal rights group released the mink, but didn't steal any of the animals, togethe...