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Animal rights group floods Preston, Idaho mailboxes with guide to raiding mink farms

 

Animal rights group floods Preston mailboxes with guide to raiding mink farms
Group urges raid on proposed fur farm if allowed to open

February 3, 2014

Preston, Idaho -  After the City Council failed to block a proposed mink farm in Preston, this week the "Fur Farm Intelligence Unit" mailed a copy of The Final Nail #4 to every home within half a mile of the proposed farm.  The guide was delivered to 95 homes in total. The manual contains a step-by-step, "proven method" for raiding a fur farm and shutting it down.

Recently, the community of Craig, Colorado was faced with the same dilemma, with the County Council failing to act swiftly to block an unwanted mink farm from expanding, despite neighborhood opposition. Anonymous individuals then applied the simple methods in The Final Nail #4, raided the farm overnight, and shut it down permanently.

The note to Preston residents included in the packages reads, in part:

"The instructions in this manual may represent your last hope in ridding this fur factory farm from your neighborhood. This guide offers the quickest solution to shut down a fur farm and drive it from your neighborhood forever. Since 1996, over 100 mink and fox farms have been raided using the step-by-step techniques in this guide."

The guide, sent free of charge to everyone within half a mile of the proposed farm, contains instruction on:
•  How to bypass farm security.
•  How to remove fencing.
•  How to maximize economic damage and chances of closure.

It also includes addresses for every fur farm in Idaho. The communique urges a raid on the farm if it is allowed to open. In their statement, the "Fur Farm Intelligence Unit" stated:
"We hope you can defeat this farm legally. And that if your sworn representatives fail to represent you, that you apply the methods in this guide and shut the proposed mink farm down forever."
This mass-mailing follows a raid of another Idaho mink farm in August, in which 2,500 to 5,000 mink were released, with damages estimated in excess of $1 million.
Idahoans For Animal Liberation
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Addendum

Every copy of The Final Nail #4 sent to Preston residents included the following note:

"Enclosed, you will find The Final Nail #4, a proven method for shutting down fur farms. This how-to guide is accompanied by a list of every fur farm in Idaho.

You are being sent this because, as you may be aware, a mink farm is scheduled to open with a half-mile of you, at 800 East and Hwy 91. You may also be aware that everywhere mink farms have opened, from Utah to Wisconsin, property values have plummeted, groundwater has been contaminated, and the smell has made many homeowners unable to remain on their property.

You may also be aware that the Preston City Council recently ignored pleas from residents, and paved the way for this mink farm to open in your neighborhood.

The instructions in this manual may represent your last hope in ridding this fur factory farm from your neighborhood. This guide offers the quickest solution to shut down a fur farm and drive it from your neighborhood forever. Since 1996, over 100 mink and fox farms have been raided using the step-by-step techniques in this guide. And as a result, many have had to shut down.

We are presenting this guide free of charge so you may protect your community from the threat to animals and your health posed by fur farms. And we hope that when you shut down this soon-to-open mink farm, you move on to drive from your community all chicken farms, pig farms, egg farms, and other prisons where animals are confined. The farm is not scheduled to open until 2016. There are four other mink farms in Preston which can be raided in the meantime."

[Press Office note: 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 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.

The Animal Liberation Front and other anonymous activists utilize economic sabotage in addition to the direct liberation of animals from conditions of abuse and imprisonment to halt needless animal suffering. By making it more expensive to trade in the lives of innocent, sentient beings, they maintain the atrocities against our brothers and sisters are likely to occur in smaller numbers; their goal is to abolish the exploitation, imprisonment, torture and killing of innocent, non-human animals. A copy of the Final Nail, a listing of known fur farms in North America, is available from the Press Office website at www.animalliberationpressoffice.org]



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