Animal rights activists broke into mink farms
1,500 minks are said to have been released from a mink farm during one night in early September. Animal rights activists broke into the yard and now the incident has been reported to the police.
During the night to September 3, an unknown number of animal rights activists must have taken to a small mink farm around the border areas between Blekinge and Småland. They must have released up to 1,500 animals, according to an email from the activists to SVT.
"We gave a helping hand by removing the fence and then opening all the cages," they write in the email. They continue to hope that the minks will live freely in the woods and swim in lakes.Police report the intrusion as animal cruelty
The police confirm the incident and announce that a report has been written of illegal infringement, serious damage and animal cruelty.
According to the author of the report, the persons must have broken a gate into the yard. He believes that the animals will not survive. It is believed that they will eat each other up.
The police do not want to comment on the number of minks that should have disappeared from the farm.
The CEO of Svensk Mink, Jörgen Martinsson, knows about the event but does not want to comment any more on the event.
Jörgen Martinsson, CEO of Swedish Mink
- We have contact with him about what has happened, he says.