There is a remarkable amount of chest-pounding, swearing, and hyperbole on this thread but little of substance.
This surely speaks to a weakness of argument, and the blanket condemnation of each and every opponent as a "terrorist" is as ridiculous and banal as Bush's use of it in 2001.
I'm not convinced that a few hours of free living, even if it ends under the wheels of a car, is any worse than remaining in captivity for however long the minks had remaining only to be executed with a bolt of electricity through the anus. On the face of it, one might think the animals would have preferred that.
As for this devastation of local wildlife, this seems to be assumed and almost wished for by people obviously eager to smear all animal advocates with a very broad brush indeed.
Ah the poor minks. God almighty isn't it terrible father. What have they done to deserve it.
What about the local farmers poor lambs and chickens after the mink feast on them???
The foolish rat-bastard scum that did this should have to pay for the cleanup and the inevitable damage to local wildlife from those savage vermin.
Mink are a well known pest up and down the country, usually released by eco-mentalists of the most rabid kind. They are killing machines, that just do for its own sake.
Mink enslaversWhat indeed. I raised this issue earlier in the thread - surely the minks were already dining on the poor lambs and chickens in the "farm," yes?
Forgive my ignorance but I doubt if mink enslavers feed captive minks crisps, chips, and Coca Cola.
It's hard to know what the motive was there. as for driving other animals to extinction it doesn't require a carnivore to do that. all it takes is for a species that doesn't belong in a habitat to take over. just look at what the grey squirrel has done to the red squirrel population for instance. or zebra mussels or africanized bees or rabbits in australia the list is endless really. all have caused havoc in areas that they aren't native to much of the time due to the fact that there may be no natural predators to keep them in check. you would imagine that anyone with genuine concern would have thought of this before carrying out a rescue mission.Doing nature a favour is an interesting concept. Is that what the release was all about?
Q - what are minks - carnivores - fed in the "farms"? IOWs, they'll be eating other animals wherever they are, right?
Is it not also the case that minks are not specialist eaters (like otters apparently are)? Doesn't that mean that they pose no ultimate threat to natural fauna because they will never eat any species to extinction?
If a mink gets into a hen house, it will kill everything that it can get to. If they kill fish, they take a small piece of flesh at the back of the head and leave the rest.Who the heck is deliberately breeding these dangerous "killing machines"? Ah, yes, the mink "farmers."
Sounds like total irresponsibility, doesn't it?
Btw, I doubt if they kill "for its own sake" - humans do that far more than nonhumans. The latter tend to eat what they kill and if they kill too many to eat in one go, they may "store" food for later. I'm not sure if minks do this - but foxes certainly do.
My understanding is that it was the ALF. Fur farms are being phased out uinder the PFG agreed between the GP and FF, so this abuse of mink is coming to an end anyway. The ALF is not representative of animal welfare groups in general any more than abuser priests represent all Catholics or all priests.I was down home for a few days and heard locally that some "animal rights people" cut holes in a fence in the mink farm at the weekend to "free" the mink, only for a lot of them to run out onto the main road and be slaughtered in the traffic. I would like to consider myself some what anti animal cruelty but this was fncking stupid.
Highland Radio » Hundreds of minks escape in Ardara
Mink go on the run from Ardara farm - Donegal Today
the articles havent' stated who done it but im sure it will come out.
Well it has happened, it's an appalling act with appalling long term consequences for the locality and it should not have happened in the first place. The breeding of mink is no excuse for such a mindless act by ignoramuses.Maybe this wouldnt happen if breeding of mink for fur was banned.
the main priority should be to get these farms shutdown asapWell it has happened, it's an appalling act with appalling long term consequences for the locality and it should not have happened in the first place. The breeding of mink is no excuse for such a mindless act by ignoramuses.
the main priority as of now is to catch the escaped mink in this locality ... but seeing as there are the considerable remnants of some original 5000 escapees presumably running around I doubt that will be entirely successful in any eventthe main priority should be to get these farms shutdown asap
Why? There good for the local economy? The farm in question has been here since 1951. Are you saying that all the local workers should be told that thats the end of their working days, (like their going to get another job anytime soon), just so your ideology of treating animals morally is satisfied?the main priority should be to get these farms shutdown asap
Imagine you were locked up for waiting for your death sentence (by anal electrocution) just for being a member of the "wrong species." Someone comes along and "liberates" you before the dastardly act ~ but your release is dangerous and you may not survive.
Would you want to be freed anyway to take your chances?