No Leads in Release of Mink Near New Holstein

wildmink4NEW HOLSTEIN, WI (WHBL) – The F-B-I and Calumet County authorities say they have no leads in the release of two-thousand mink from a farm near New Holstein last weekend.  The F-B-I calls the incident “domestic terrorism,” an indication that an animal rights’ protest group was responsible.  The Animal Liberation Front, which has pulled off several releases of Wisconsin mink in the past, has not claimed responsibility for the latest incident.  The group’s Peter Young told W-L-U-K T-V in Green Bay that it supports the action.  Friends and neighbors scrambled to recover about 15-hundred of the two-thousand mink on Saturday from Bonlander Farms near New Holstein.  Virginia Bonlander says about at least 100 are still missing.  Young said there have been at least eight raids on fur farms throughout the U-S in the last two and a half months — and more could be on the way.