Anonymous Activists Claim Leather-Care Product Was Laced with Cyanic Acid
November 12, 2013
In a well coordinated action during the second week of November, 263 jars
of Kiwi mink oil sold in chain drug and big box stores were tampered with
across the United States. Fortunately for us, Kiwi does not use tamper
proof seals. Each jar was opened and a small amount of cyanic acid added.
They were then placed back on the shelves in Wal-Mart, CVS, Walgreens, and
Mink oil is a leather care byproduct of one of the most cruel industries
on this planet. Mink on fur farms are crowded often six to a cage for
life awaiting a violent death in the pelting season, which comes in one of
two ways, neck breaking or gassing with a lethal dose of carbon monoxide.
Those who use this product will not die like the animals caged on fur
farms. The cyanic acid will cause a severe burn and eat through the
leather products it is applied to.
Kiwi's involvement with the fur trade will no longer be tolerated.
[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