Animal rights activists were the main suspects in the release of over 1,000 mink from a fur farm in western Finland in the early morning hours of Monday, July 22.
Somebody broke into the farm between midnight and 4:30 a.m. and managed to release a third of the 3,000 mink.
Finland is a major source of mink pelts, producing 2 million in 2001, and there have been a number of such animal releases over the past several years.
Activists work: more than 1,000 minks released on fur farm in western Finland. Canadian Press, July 22, 2002.
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