August 23, 2008
300 Captive Mink Released From South Jordan, Utah Fur Farm
Animal Liberationists Destroy Breeding Cards, Liberate Animals from McMullin
South Jordan, UT- According to a communiqué received by the North American
Animal Liberation Press Office this week, 300 captive mink were released from
the McMullin Mink Farm, located at 1540 W. 10400 S in South Jordan, Utah.
The communiqué reads:
This is a local soldier out of Utah letting you guys know of a raid that just
happened last night at the South Jordan, Utah McMullen Mink Farm, 300 plus mink
were released with all their breeding records destroyed. Good news, haven't seen
this done in a while so it had to be done.
Imprisoned in cages for life, fur-bearing animals are forced to endure intensive
confinement compared to the miles of territory these animals would enjoy in the
wild - 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 leads animals to premature death. When they
survive, animals of sufficient size are killed by anal electrocution or gassing.
Whereas reports from the fur industry have surfaced that liberations were
harmful to the animals, the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and other
organizations have a long history of successfully releasing animals into the
wild from fur farms. 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 farms; dozens of fur farming operations have seen
economic ruin since "Operation Bite Back" began by the ALF in the 1990s.
"The fur industry wants the public to believe that most of the mink liberated
are recaptured or killed after being freed, but this is not the case; and I
would argue that even if some are recaptured, at least they have been given a
chance at what everyone deserves, a chance to live free" stated Camille Hankins,
a Press Officer with the Animal Liberation Press Office. "Contrary to the
rhetoric of those who profit from the imprisonment and killing of these
beautiful, wild creatures, scientific studies have proven captive mink have the
innate ability to survive in the wild, do not decimate other animal populations
or the environment, and do not carry away small children or pets.
For more information visit,
www. animalliberationpre ssoffice. org