Animal rights activists up ante with mink raids — including one in Iowa
Minks at a fur farm in Wisconsin. The animal liberation movement has resumed its guerrilla war against the fur industry, letting loose nearly 8,000 minks across the United States in the past three months.
Posted: Friday, October 25, 2013 12:00 am
NEW HOLSTEIN, Wis. — Next to their white clapboard house on a rural road here, in long rows of cages set beneath the roofs of seven open-air sheds, Virginia and Gary Bonlander are raising 5,000 minks. Or were, anyway, until a few Saturdays ago, when police roused them from bed at 5 a.m. with a rap on their door.
Outside, 2,000 minks were scampering away — enough to make as many as 50 top-quality, full-length mink coats.
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