Hundreds of mink are being rounded up in northeast Iowa’s Chickasaw County, nearly a week after vandals released 14-thousand of the creatures from their cages. Lenny Drewelow, owner of the Drewelow Mink Farm near New Hampton, says only a small percentage of mink have been recovered.Drewelow says many of the animals have been found dead because of the stress of living in the wild.Drewelow says farmers who raise any kind of livestock should stay alert because they could be the next targets. He says it’s a wake up call as the “terrorists” ultimate goal is to eliminate all domesticated animals.The Animal Liberation Front took responsibility for the mink release, and for the release of some 400 pigeons at a southwestern Iowa breeding farm in Mills County over the weekend. No arrests have been made in either case. The F-B-I is investigating.
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