Minks are semi-aquatic and to survive need water in the form of streams or lakes. A mink’s natural living environment is always near water or on wooded banks. Generally they are solitary and inquisitive animals except when they pair off during the mating season. Mommy and baby
Due to being kept in overcrowded, unnatural conditions, animals on fur farms go insane, displaying neurotic, stereotypic behaviour. This repetitive, mindless behaviour is not observed in minks in the wild.
There has been controversy about the fate of captive animals who are freed by Animal Liberation Front (ALF).
(see post: https://emynow.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/how-far-is-too-far/ for a discussion on this).
Skeptics say that hundreds of these minks freed from fur farms will not survive. This photo shows the gentle way these minks are handled and released onto the banks of a river, which is their natural habitat. I found this photo extremely heartwarming. Hope you do as well.
Read more on this topic: http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=6666456c8f5e80012cfb18b6f&id=fb2ae9a34b&e=0d5d310de5
- 2,000 mink released in Wisconsin, latest in massive ALF campaign (indybay.org)
- Mink and Foxes Freed from Ontario Fur Farm (earthfirstnews.wordpress.com)
- Tenth Fur Farm Liberation This Summer! 250 or More Mink Liberated in Grand Meadow, MN (indybay.org)
- 2,000 mink released in Illinois (indybay.org)
- Third Fur Farm Raid in One Month: 2,000 Mink Released in Illinois (earthfirstnews.wordpress.com)
- 2,000 mink released from Calumet Co. farm (host.madison.com)