The animals are carnivores; one attacked Herriman family's pet rabbits
Can't believe they were put in jail! When will Sarah Palin or the crazy right
winged militia be called what they are - terrorists. AR activists have never
ever hurt a human being - EVER, but these crazy right winged militia groups are
killing cops and they aren't terrorists!! Thank you for freeing the
minks and stopping their tortured existence at the hands of the fur farmer
terrorists. We can only hope that Utah is someday a fur-free state : ) And also, pet bunnies shouldn't be imprisoned in cages either. Shame on that
family. How would you like to live trapped in a closet?
Also, mink are wild animals and they do not starve to death or die of
dehydration in the wild. THey are perfectly capable of surviving. Actual
scientific studies (not sensationalist media stories) show this. All of these
complaints need to be directed where blame is due- the fur farmers and others
that mistreat animals. Wild mink survive in the wild very well. The
mink that are being farmed have never been in the wild and would have no
survival instincts and in most cases die terrible deaths when freed.
from a practical standpoint. However, I'm thinking of buying some as a
statement against the PETA and ALF facists.
That there are people who think setting animals free is better for them.I remember a couple of years ago when someone released a bunch of mink
from a Davis county farm. The highway was covered with dead mink for months.
What a waste.If you want to do something for animals, join Ducks
Unlimited or Pheasants Forever or Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Any one of
those organizations does more for animals in a week that PETA or ALF has done in
Comparing human rights to animal rights is stupid.Comparing slavery
to raising animals for food or clothing is stupid.Animals should be
raised and slaughtered as humanely as possible.But, the hyperbole
and wild accusations of animal "abuse" used by "animal rights" activists goes
over the top.The fact that they have to resort to terrorist attacks
just shows that they don't have the popular support their extremist views on the
use of animals.
Eco terrorists like ALF and ELF are the worst kind of scum. Thankfully, the FBI
has been successful in infiltrating such groups, and many of their leaders are
now in jail or on the run.
Individuals who follow the ALF ideology do not care what happens to the mink, or
they wouldn't be releasing them. Neither do they care what happens to local
wildlife or to domestic farm animals. They are so caught up in their "belief
system" that is the only thing that matters to them. They are "true believers"
and as such, a danger to society IMO. They do more harm than help to animals and
people. However, they are a good example of those who follow the animal rights
philosophy...because they really do not care about humans or human interests!
I agree that mink can be very damaging to chickens, rabbits, etc.Last
month a very large, black mink got into my chickens and killed nearly 2 dozen of
them. We were able to dispatch the mink but not before he did permanent
destruction to most of our flock.These ALF clowns need to choose some
other way to get their so-called message out.
To all the people saying "if you don't like it, don't do it" about fur, what
would you say if I said "Everyone has their right to be against slavery. If
you're against it, just don't own slaves. Other people deserve the right to do
what they want (even if it involves the completely needless suffering and death
of other animals)"? Would that fly? Because that's the same argument people use
to defend atrocities across the world in many parts of history.
Does this mink story have anything to do with the recent accusation by the Utah
CDC of Lyme-carrying ticks that may have been brought in by imported mink in the
Lehi area...are we trying to paint a picture that Utah needs mink farmers here?
yes, the former tries to save lives, the latter just vandalizes and causes more
cruel deaths.@irondori, no, it's not better to be pro-death than
Is there a difference between torching an abortion clinic and releasing mink
into the wild?
I don't think fur coats look good, but it doesn't mean others can't wear them.
If people can make a good living selling to the vacuous & vain of the world, why
Better to be "pro-abortion" rather than anti-choice like you are. That being
said I hate hippies.
If you are so opposed to wearing fur and can't stand the thought of animals
being killed to provide fur to someone else, then don't raise fur bearing
animals and don't wear fur. But just as you would wish us to respect your right
to oppose these things, you should also respect others rights to do what they
believe is okay. Raising fur or meat is a way of making a living and filling a
need. It is not for some to impose their beliefs on others because there is way
too muck of that in this world and is the root of many evils. Live and let
live. Go eat your bacon and eggs and I'll do the same.
Animal Rights groups that just release farm grown animals are doing nothing but
harm. Leave these legal operations alone; if you have a problem with them then
deal with it on the legal level.Mink farmers do their best in an
everchanging landscape, now surrounded by homes where once they were rural.
Leave them alone and let them succeed in their career ventures. I'd bet that
the mink trade is a significant amount of tax dollars to our strapped state.
Why do people lie with impunity? First the disclaimed. I would never
go out in public with any women wearing fur. Killing for vanity is immoral to
me. I've studied biology. You never release exotic species. Exotics ruin habitat
for the endemic species. I'm not a conservative so, two wrongs don't make a
right.I believe I'm not all knowing. I can never know what happens
between a woman and her doctor. I'm not telling another America what they must
do with their bodies.I'm pro choice. I'm not pro-abortion. I'm glad
that we have the argument of when life starts. We have gametes, zygotes, fetus
and finally babies. These aren't the same thing. I don't call miscarriages
murder.I believe the question of when life begins as helped reduce
abortions. I also believe abortions have forced churches and communities to be
more accepting of unmarried pregnancies. I would be happy if no
woman had abortions. Being a man, I know men will never be sexually responsible
so this isn't going to happen anytime soon.Stop lying about people.
Lying is a sin in most religions.
Please keep exposing the evilness of these left-wing extremists.
Self-proclaimed animal rights activists I know are also pro-abortion. Go
This as a problem with animals being kept in cages. Rabbits can run away when
they aren't trapped in a wire cage.If you raise rabbits to be
killed, and you're sobbing about the mink attacking them, then you're sobbing
about loss of profits, not the loss of life of these animals. Let's get real
here.All of these problems stem from the fur farmers and those who
profit from animal agriculture.Also, if people care so much about
animals being killed then they should NEVER let cats outside. Outdoor cats ruin
the native wild bird population.Those claiming that mink live out
humane lives before they are killed obviously have never seen a fur farm. Try
spending a moment in one of those cages, in your own filth, standing on wires,
not able to leave with no stimulation. Also, mink are wild animals and they do
not starve to death or die of dehydration in the wild. THey are perfectly
capable of surviving. Actual scientific studies (not sensationalist media
stories) show this. All of these complaints need to be directed where blame is
due- the fur farmers and others that mistreat animals.
This reminds me of a case several years ago where ALF released a bunch of mink
from a mink farm in Washington State. It was close to several commercial poulty
operations. The result was that several thousand chicken were killed before
authorities could recapture the mink.It seems to me that the ALF
members are a bunch of spoiled rotten kids (20 somethings) that don't think or
care about the results of their actions.
Fur belongs on the back of mink not on the back of some rich woman (or man) with
more money than sense. I do feel sorry for the family who lost their rabbits,
but who was to say the mink who killed them was not an escape from the "fur
farm". Thousands escape each year.
So, a mink lives a comfortable, well fed, well cared-for life, until it's killed
humanely for its fur. Alternatively, it starves, gets run over by a car, or
dies of dehydration after getting released by ALF. If it does survive, it does
so by ripping the feet off some baby rabbits, or killing other pets and domestic
animals.Gee, who really cares about animals here?
Too bad the mink didn't attack their liberators.
Is there such a thing as "minks" or is the plural for mink just "mink", like the
plural for deer is "deer?" Just checking up on my spelling from 3rd grade.
That being said, I agree that those people who participate in this despicable
act have no right to destroy someone else's livelihood to "prove a point." Do
they not eat meat or wear shoes or boots? Is everything in their ward drobs
synthetic, and aren't they also killing the trees to produce their papers, to
run their cars, etc.? I can be radical, too!
The plural of mink is mink not minks!
That being said, it is commendable that something is being written to at least
partially expose the completely criminal and unreasonable individuals who commit
criminal acts in the name of such foolish causes. All reasonable, thinking
people agree that animals should be treated humanely. It behooves those
involved in animal husbandry to treat the animals under their care in a manner
which keeps the animals comfortable, well fed and well cared for. Common sense
dictated as much.