FBI Alert 6/10/2016 – When a family-owned mink farm in Illinois was attacked by animal rights extremists in 2013, 2,000 minks were released from their cages and a barn was spray-painted with the words “Liberation is Love.” Last year, Johnson, 28, pled guilty and was sentenced to three years in prison. Lang, 27, also pled guilty and was sentenced to six months of home confinement. In February 2016, Buddenberg and Kissane both pled guilty in San Diego federal court to conspiracy to violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. They are awaiting sentencing.
After animal activists once again unleashed a horde of carnivorous mink on the Ontario countryside, the Canadian Mink Breeders Association has put up a staggering $100,000 reward to rein in the “extremists.”
“These criminals don’t think that people have a right to use animals, fine, but these are domesticated animals that have been raised on farms for more than 100 generations,” said mink farmer Kirk Rankin in a Tuesday statement announcing the six figure reward to catch the “cruel and irresponsible” persons responsible.
In the summer and fall of 2013, two California animal rights extremists traveled over 40,000 miles across the country attacking mink farms. By the end of their crime spree, over 5,000 domesticated mink had been removed from their pens to suffer and die by starvation and dehydration; by predators or on roadways.
What’s the Difference?
For the last 50 years or more, the debate has raged over the role of animals in human society, with particular reference to the ways in which we use them for our benefit.
Undercover Videos: Concerned Citizens or Shameless Self Promoters?
In this age of “shock imagery” being used to promote political agendas, it’s easy to paint an entire industry by the actions of a single actor.
Wisconsin Mink Farmer Exonerated
January 15, 2016
No evidence of animal cruelty was found by state authorities and it has been determined there is no reason for charges to be filed,
FCUSA Calls for Swift Investigation
American mink farmers are committed to providing best possible care for their animals.
Do They Depict Reality?
These are films are the stuff of nightmares… animal life being taken, legally and illegally, “Animal snuff films” feature footage that is sometimes real but is too often staged.
Animal Rights Activists Accused of Going on Cross-Country Spree
Defendants drove 40,000 miles to release thousands of mink from farms in Iowa, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota and elsewhere.
Extremists Seek to Impose Their Views
“Demonstrate against Saks Fifth Avenue’s Summer Fur Promotion.”