Mink hunt on after 15,000 freed by activists
16 October 2006, LA CORUÑA — The hunt was still on for thousands of mink which were let out of farms by radical animal rights activists.
16 October 2006
LA CORUÑA — The hunt was still on for thousands of mink which were let out of farms by radical animal rights activists.
Activists let 15,000 out of farms near La Coruña over the weekend.
By Monday, about 70 per cent had been recaptured but 4,000 were still missing.
Of those who had been recaptured, 3,000 had died.
Manuel Vázquez, regional government environmental consultant, said criminals had broken into three mink farms in Oza dos Ríos, A Baña y Muros.
The animal is bred for fur coats and cosmetics.
Farm owners said they could not survive in the wild and most would die within three days.
The Civil Guard said it appeared animal rights activists or ecologists had mounted an organised raid on the farms.
Vazquez said this did "nothing positive" for the animals.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news