Minnesota ranks among the top states in mink production year in and year out. Last year, there were 204,580 pelts produced in the state, ranking it No. 5 in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
As domesticated animals, minks are not equipped to live outside a farm environment, where they are fed, watered and cared for daily.
So guess what some idiotic liberal animal activists did? They released almost 40,000 minks into the wild. That’s right! How stupid was that! I highly doubt they had any brain cells or they would have thought about the after effects of all of this. Talk about imbeciles!
The vandals targeted a farm run by the Lang family, which has been raising minks since 1936, spanning four generations.
H/T Conservative Tribune:
Thanks to the actions of ignorant animal rights activists, thousands of minks, a mammal whose fur is used to line luxury clothing items, have died.
Their needless deaths occurred after the unidentified activists released 38,000 of them from a farm in Eden Valley, Minnesota, between 10:30 pm Sunday evening and 5:30 am Monday morning, according to the St. Cloud Times.
Despite attempts by farmer Dan Lang to reel them back in, more than half of the minks perished.
“We just threw mink in pens to try to get as many back as we could, and now they are killing each other,” he said. “And they’re still dying. They are still dying from heat stress.”
It turns out that domesticated animals tend to fare very poorly in the wild. Who knew? Pretty much anyone not already brainwashed by animal rights dogma.
“I’m so sick of crying,” the farmer added. “It’s unbelievable. For the first time in my life this morning, I didn’t want to be (in the barns) … I want to be by my animals, but I can’t bear to see what’s going on anymore.”
Unlike the activists, who only feigned to care about the welfare of those minks by engaging in their virtue-signaling stunt, Lang genuinely loved them. And now many of them are dead, as is possibly the farmer’s family business, which has incurred an estimated $750,000 loss because of what happened over the weekend.
Listen to Lang in the local news video below:
Actions ultimately speak louder than words, and despite animal activists’ loud rhetoric, its clear by their actions that many of them — or at least those involved in Sunday’s stunt — don’t really give a hoot about animals.
“It is absolute chaos; I wish these people that did this would come here every day for two weeks, and they could help pick up the dead ones,” Lang noted.
But they won’t, because they’re cowards at heart — as well as domestic terrorists, according to Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson.
And they’re also in big trouble. In a statement published Tuesday, the Fur Commission USA non-profit offered “a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the attack.”
“Anyone who thinks they are helping the animals by doing this are severely misinformed,” the non-profit’s executive director, Michael Whelan, said in the statement. “This is a crime against the animals as much as against the Lang family.”
This was a family business. This was not In October 2013, animal rights radicals set loose hundreds of minks from a southeastern Minnesota ranch in Grand Meadow.
The family will fight for the business, Lang said. He said he appreciates the neighbors and mink farmers — some from other states and countries — who have reached out to the family. But growing the farm to what it was will be daunting: The farm’s records of pedigree and breeding don’t matter now that the animals are mixed up and unidentifiable.
Lang Farms asks that anyone who spots the minks call the operation at 1-320-453-4750 so its personnel can try to capture them.
Anyone with information about the minks’ release is urged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 1-320-251-4240 or Tri-County CrimeStoppers at 1-800-225-1301.