May 5, 2017 - HUNDREDS OF MINK FREED FROM CAGES AT TWO FUR FARMS
400 cages were opened and animals released in a break-in at the Baltic
Devon Mink farm in Iecava on the night of May 2-3. According to media
reports, the perimeter alarm sounded but the intruders were gone before
security guards arrived at the scene.
Imprisoned in cages for life, or mercilessly trapped with painful leghold
traps in the wild, fur-bearing animals killed to make unnecessary
fashion statements are forced to endure intensive confinement, compared to
the miles of territory these still-wild animals would enjoy in their natural
state. The natural instincts of these captive animals are completely
frustrated; self-mutilation, sickness, infection, poor sanitation and the
sheer stress of confinement lead animals in captivity to premature death.
When they do survive, animals of sufficient size are killed by anal
electrocution or gassing, then skinned. In addition to liberating the wild
animals destined for a certain, painful and agonizing death, another goal of
liberationists is to cause economic damage to fur retailers and farms;
dozens of stores and fur farming operations have seen economic ruin since
"Operation Bite Back" began by the Animal Liberation Front in the 1990s.
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