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calendar   Wednesday - September 29, 2010

Law of unintended consequences?

Another Fur Farm Raid in the EU



“duh, it wasn’t us” says animal rights lunatics.

Liars.


Thousands of Irish Minks Set Free Only To Die


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DUBLIN – The roads and rivers of northwest Ireland are suddenly lined with mink.

Managers at Anderson’s Mink Farm said Wednesday that many of their cages and fences were cut and opened over the weekend, freeing an estimated 5,000 animals into the wilds of County Donegal. About 28,000 others declined the invitation to bolt for freedom.

More than 100 already have been recaptured by hunters using cage traps, while several hundred others have been run over and killed. Drivers have reported seeing groups of the farm-reared animals standing, dazzled by headlights, in the middle of busy roads.

One of the farm’s directors, Connie Anderson, blamed animal rights activists for invading the farm in the early hours of Sunday. He declined to explain why it took the farm so long to raise the public alarm.

“These people are animal liberation terrorists and had no thought for the mink or for the damage that will be done to other wildlife in the area,” Anderson said.

Agricultural authorities warned that the surviving minks could decimate local populations of salmon, rabbits and fowl.

Animal rights activists in Ireland have denied responsibility — but are praising whoever did it.

“We have nothing to do with it. However, I commend whoever risked their freedom to do this as these animals have a horrendous life,” said Bernie Wright, spokeswoman for Ireland’s Alliance for Animal Rights.

And this act is right on the heels of a similar one that happened in Greece just a couple of weeks ago ...

Sep 2, 2010

ATHENS, Greece — An international animal rights activist group has claimed responsibility for releasing more than 50,000 minks from two fur farms in northern Greece.

In an online statement, the Animal Liberation Front says it carried out the attacks last week near the towns of Kastoria and Siatista, in the heart of Greece’s fur industry.

Thursday’s statement said the break-ins were meant to hit the industry “and especially the disgusting ‘fur towns’ of Siatista and Kastoria, plagued with hundreds of fur stores.”

Greece’s National Fur Breeders’ Association said most of the animals released into the local ecosystem were likely to die in the heat. It said the cost to the farm owners could exceed euro1 million ($1.28 million).

So the ones that don’t die of heatstroke, get run over, or starve to death (these are farm raised animals with no hunting experience) will probably wipe out all the small game in the area. And then die. It’s happened before ...

These Critters First groups like The Animal Liberation Front don’t give a damn about the animals themselves. No, they are against people using animals to earn a living. We call it farming ... or ranching ... same thing I guess when you’re farming animals. But they think of it as exploitation.

Of course, they don’t stop for a second to consider that the european mink is a highly endangered species in the wild, and almost all the living animals are the ones raised on farms. That’s people’s faults too, of course.

Nutjobs.




Now, there is such a thing as responsible farming. When you raise livestock, you are as God to the animals; you order the timing of their birth and their death, you control their living conditions. So it is not responsible - it’s downright cruelty - to use the lives and health of the animals as a labor bargaining chip. This is criminal:

Minks ‘starved to death’ in wage dispute

Employees at a mink farm in Russia’s European exclave of Kaliningrad are starving their animals to demand unpaid wages, a Russian furrier, who owns the farm, said overnight.

Staff “refused to feed the animals to protest over unpaid salary arrears dating back to December,” Grigory Isayevich, the deputy director of the furrier Russian Furs, which raises some 300,000 minks at five farms, said.

He said several dozen angry employees had blocked access to the animals’ food stores last week in an unusual strike that prompted the struggling company to pay back a part of the wage arrears.

Minks at the farm had already been underfed and suffering from chronic food shortages as the firm teeters on the brink of bankruptcy due to Russians cutting back on purchases of luxury fur coats amid the global economic crisis.

In August, “as many as 500 animals died daily (of starvation) at the farm and the minks began to eat each other,” said Sergei Babasyuk, deputy head of the department of agriculture at the Bagrationovsky region, where the farm is based.

OTOH, the farmer could afford the feed for 300,000 minks but couldn’t afford to pay a couple dozen workers? That smells worse than a soggy bag of new Fishy Bits flavor Purina Mink Chow.

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 09/29/2010 at 02:49 PM   
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