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Hundreds of mink released from Pa. mink farm



Published: Fri, September 27, 2013 @ 8:36 a.m.

Hundreds of mink released from Pa. mink farm

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — An animal rights group says it released hundreds of mink from cages at a western Pennsylvania mink farm earlier this week.

Police in Cambria Township say an officer saw a few of the animals on a road early Wednesday and contacted the family of George Rykola, who raises mink on a farm in rural Cambria County about 90 miles east of Pittsburgh.

George Rykola told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that someone came on his property and released hundreds of mink from their cages, also destroying some cages and records.

An anonymous statement sent to Bite Back, an animal rights publication based in West Palm Beach, Fla., said the Animal Liberation Front was claiming responsibility.

Chief Mark Westrick estimated that fewer than 500 animals were released, and the “majority” were recaptured.


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1RustOnMyBelt(114 comments)posted 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Misguidedly STUPID. The group,ELF, tried this stunt years ago with a fox farm in Canada somewhere. The fox ran in front of cars,were eaten by birds of prey or just were unable to survive on their own in the elements.Nice going "liberators".

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