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Activists let the fur flee

April 23, 2008 |  5:21 pm

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The Animal Liberation Front is claiming responsibility for releasing 40 mink Monday from a fur farm in Jefferson, Ore., and for destroying the farm's breeding records, the Seattle Times reports.

In a statement released Tuesday evening, the animal-rights group said the mink would be better off "to die free" than at the hands of the fur farm.  The sabotage was announced by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office in Los Angeles and attributed to ALF-Cascadia.

Fur Commission USA, which represents fur farms, reported Tuesday that all the mink were recovered and returned to their pens.

But the Animal Liberation Front statement also warned that sabotage would continue unless the owners of the Jefferson Fur Farm shut down their operation.

-Francisco Vara-Orta

Photo: Steve Ringman/Seattle Times

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