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Mink Horde Ravages Countryside 9

Posted by samzenpus
from the fur-kills dept.
Police in Frankenförde, Germany suspect animal activists are responsible for releasing 4,000 minks from a farm and into the wilderness. Since gaining their freedom the minks have eaten everything in their path including local farm fowl, wild birds and other small animals. Farm owner Alfons Grosser says the minks will eat about a ton of food every few days. The German nature protection association (NABU) has declared the marauding minks an environmental catastrophe.

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Mink Horde Ravages Countryside

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  • ...the irony...
  • Aww (Score:3, Funny)

    by RealErmine (621439) <(commerce) (at) (wordhole.net)> on Monday March 22, 2010 @01:15PM (#31571402)

    This has to be the cutest ravaging horde in European history.

    I'm sure Japan has this beat, though.

  • Parallelism (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward

    I think the activists may have intended the environmental impact as a way of underlining the strain massive numbers of a single species puts on an ecosystem.

    • I think the activists may have intended the environmental impact as a way of underlining the strain massive numbers of a single species puts on an ecosystem.

      No, what we're seeing is that an animal rights activist is not the same thing as an environmentalist. The activists can't claim to be surprised by what's happened, because the exact same thing has happened before [bbc.co.uk].

    • by operagost (62405)
      That's like a priest molesting a bunch of young boys to increase awareness of child sexual abuse.
    • I think it wasn't well thought out. This is a common problem regarding human interactions with nature. This is one of the main reason why we have so many environmental problems.

    • by RockDoctor (15477)

      I think the activists may have intended the environmental impact as a way of underlining the strain massive numbers of a single species puts on an ecosystem.

      Extremely unlikely ; to do so would be profoundly immoral, and despite the rantings of the speciesist majority, most people who end up getting active in animal rights have actually thought about the morality of what they choose to do. Which is why they choose to do it.

      While there are a small number of nutters in the movement (any movement), most people

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