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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Mink Mess in Germany

About 17,000 mink were released from a German fur farm by animal rights activists. About a third have been recaptured, but the rest are roaming about the wild, trying to survive and impacting the existing ecosystem.

German enviromentalists are pissed.

Thomas Pietsch from animal conservation group "Vier Pfote" (Four Paws) agreed, describing the move as "silliness".

"These American minks are going to upset the balance of the eco system. They will not be able to survive because they have not learnt to hunt and will end up crushed by cars," he told AFP.

Photo by Doug Lloyd

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