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  • Woman gets 21 months in prison for cross-country anti-fur rampage

    01/17/2017 5:56:15 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | January 17, 2017 | Kristina Davis
    The Iowa farmer got the first call from his wife about 4:45 a.m., reporting that their mink were running all over the highway. Keith Conrad got into his truck and couldn’t comprehend the carnage he found — dozens of mink turned into road kill, some with their backs broken but still alive. Hundreds more were running amok. The 500 mink hadn’t escaped but had been freed by a pair of animal rights activists during a months-long, multistate campaign against the fur industry. By the day’s end, about 130 had died either on the highway or from heatstroke. Other farms have...
  • Kanye West angers the Twitterverse with big 'ol mink coat

    01/07/2011 9:37:03 AM PST · by Raymann · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 7, 2011 | Meaghan Murphy
    Once again, Kanye West has whipped the Twitterverse into a frenzy. This time, however, the controversial rapper didn't upstage a teenage country singer or berate a morning show host. Instead, a photo of West exiting a building in a seriously massive, apparently mink coat was posted online, incurring the wrath of thousands of Twitter followers for his un-PC cold-weather gear. “I think its absolutely disgusting that @kanyewest wears a mink fur, leather pants, and gator shoes,” @MsJBRZL tweeted. “How many poor animals did he kill for 1/2 an outfit? Smh!”
  • 'Lough Ness Monster' devours ducks at popular lake

    03/31/2010 5:10:27 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 789+ views ^ | March 30, 2010 | Matthew Moore
    A mysterious predator which devours adult ducks by pulling them beneath the water at a popular beauty spot has been nicknamed the "Lough Ness Monster" by locals. The creature is believed to have killed at least three fully-grown birds at the lake, leaving only a smattering of feathers as evidence of the crimes. Witnesses have so far been unable to identify the perpetrator, although pike, catfish and even mink have been suggested as possible culprits. Local councillors are now warning schoolchildren not to go paddling at the site, and dog owners have been being asked not to let smaller animals...
  • Holder compares Khalid Shaikh Mohammed to a mink rescuer

    03/31/2010 8:18:20 AM PDT · by MadisonReagan · 11 replies · 630+ views
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s excuses for his decision to try major terrorists in domestic courts in New York City are becoming increasingly absurd. ...For at least 10 months, Mr. Holder has been claiming that "our federal 'supermax' prisons ... hold hundreds of convicted terrorists." His logic is that if civilian trials were OK for those 300-plus convictions he claimed, they should be OK for Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and other top terrorists. ... The department included in its count all its convictions for a catchall list of potential offenses that included "animal enterprise terrorism," "immigration fraud"...
  • Pretty in Mink

    11/25/2008 11:32:17 AM PST · by Dutchgirl · 33 replies · 4,777+ views
    abcnews | 11/25/08 | abc
    Amanda Carpenter became an author at 23 with her expose, T"he Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy's Dossier on Hillary Clinton." Now a national reporter for, Carpenter also blogs for Glamour magazine's Glamocracy. She is wearing a black-and-red three-quarter length sheared mink jacket by Miller's Furs. (Courtesy 2008 Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute/Photography by KochFoto)
  • Federal Bills Crack Down on Animal Rights Terrorism

    07/27/2006 9:11:05 AM PDT · by girlangler · 19 replies · 521+ views
    The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance ^ | 7/24/2006 | news release
    Federal Bills Crack Down on Animal Rights Terrorism- (07/24) Two bills in the U.S. Congress tighten penalties for anyone convicted of committing an act of terrorism against a legally operating animal-use business. Congress is currently considering S. 1926, sponsored by Sen. James Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, and H.R. 4239, sponsored by Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wisconsin. The bills, introduced late last year and currently being heard in their respective judiciary committees, close loopholes in the existing anti-terrorism law and stiffen penalties for convicted terrorists. Provisions in the bills will ensure that domestic animal rights terrorists are brought to justice for their crimes. The...
  • Brigitte Bardot 'ashamed to be French'

    07/19/2006 12:43:05 PM PDT · by ZGuy · 39 replies · 5,922+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 7/19/6
    PARIS - Brigitte Bardot, angered over what she called France's insensitivity to the plight of minks, has threatened to move to Sweden. The French film star, who runs a foundation for animal rights, wrote a letter Wednesday to Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson calling his nation one of only a few countries "that takes into consideration animal well-being." Bardot also contacted the French Finance Ministry to criticize France for attacking Sweden's proposal for new European Commission rules on conditions for raising minks in Sweden. "The intervention of my government makes me ashamed, ashamed to be French," she wrote. While Bardot...
  • Prosecution to Proceed for 1997 Raid on Mink Farm (Animal Liberation Front Alert!)

    03/30/2006 6:22:35 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies · 485+ views
    JSOnline via AP ^ | March 30, 2006 | Staff Writer from AP
    WATERTOWN, SD (AP) -- A prosecutor faces a deadline to try a man accused of releasing hundreds of mink from a farm near Kranzburg nine years ago. The defendant, Peter Daniel Young, 28, is serving a two-year sentence in a federal prison in California after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court in Madison, Wis., to animal enterprise terrorism for releasing mink at farms in Iowa, South Dakota and Wisconsin.Codington County State's Attorney Vince Foley said in December that the federal penalty did not fit the crime committed at the Turbak Mink Ranch near Kranzburg when hundreds of the animals were...
  • Cheaper Than Mink Or Sable - Fur Coats Made From Dogs That Were Skinned Alive

    12/17/2005 6:07:46 PM PST · by blam · 105 replies · 2,724+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-18-2005 | Katy Duke/Elizabeth Day
    Cheaper than mink or sable - fur coats made from dogs that were skinned alive By Katy Duke and Elizabeth Day (Filed: 18/12/2005) It looks like the must-have item in every glamorous woman's winter wardrobe: a sleek, black fur coat dripping with opulence. But despite the seductive appearance, the coat is not mink or sable. Instead, it has been manufactured from dog fur - possibly from an animal that was drugged and skinned alive to preserve the fur's freshness. Heather Mills-McCartney with a rug made from cats' pelts Similar coats are selling rapidly in fashion boutiques across Europe. An undercover...
  • Man Sentenced To Prison For Freeing Mink

    11/10/2005 6:40:20 AM PST · by Lurker · 12 replies · 511+ views
    Wisconsin Ag Connection ^ | 9 November 2005 | Staff
    November 09, Wisconsin Ag Connection — Man sentenced to prison for freeing mink. An animal rights activists who plead guilty to domestic terrorism charges for freeing thousands of mink from Midwest fur farms will go to federal prison for two years. Peter Young of Mercer Island, WA, was sentenced on Tuesday, November 8, by U.S. District Judge Stephen Crocker. He was also ordered to pay nearly $255,000 in restitution to the farmers he violated. Young eluded authorities for more than seven years after he trespassed on the mink operations eight years ago. Young, and accomplice Justin Samuel set out to...
  • Mink farm raider gets two-year term, but urges more raids

    11/09/2005 7:51:35 PM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies · 467+ views
    Duluth News ^ | 11-9-05
    ACTIVISM: Peter Daniel Young used his court appearance to urge others to attack mink farms. BY TODD RICHMOND ASSOCIATED PRESS MADISON - An animal-rights activist who freed thousands of mink from Midwestern fur farms and then dodged federal authorities for years was sentenced to two years in prison Tuesday after urging his supporters in the courtroom to raid more farms. Peter Daniel Young, 28, of Mercer Island, Wash., became an idol to fellow activists during his seven years on the run from the FBI. Dozens of supporters demonstrated on the sidewalk outside the federal courthouse Tuesday, holding signs that read...
  • Still Not Sorry, Mink Activist Gets 2 Years Prison (Finally Sentenced!)

    11/09/2005 1:47:55 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 31 replies · 811+ views ^ | November 9, 2005 | Kevin Murphy
    An animal rights activist who remained unrepentant about releasing an estimated 8,000 mink from Midwestern farms in 1997 was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to two years in prison and ordered to complete 360 hours of community service and repay $254,840 to his victims.Peter Young, 27, of Mercer Island, Wash., told Federal Magistrate Stephen Crocker that his biggest regret was, "I wish I could do more." "It was an act of conscience not directly against the farmers but in behalf of the animals," Young said. But to the mink farmers present, Young said, "It was absolute pleasure to have visited...
  • Mink Activist 'Would do it all over again' (Animal Rights Terrorist Alert)

    10/09/2005 9:42:02 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 33 replies · 942+ views via AP Wire ^ | October 8, 2005 | Staff Writer from AP
    Peter Daniel Young, an animal rights activist who faces federal prison for freeing thousands of mink from Midwestern fur farms, says he'd do it again, and doing time will be nothing compared to what caged animals suffer. Young said in an interview from jail he believes he saved the minks from slavery. "I would do it all over again," he said. "As bad as it could get (in prison), it will never be as bad as it was for those mink." Federal prosecutors believe Young and an accomplice were acting on behalf of the Animal Liberation Front when they broke...
  • WI: Animal activist gets 2 years in mink case (plea deal)

    08/31/2005 5:00:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 352+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/31/05 | Todd Richmond - ap
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - An animal rights activist accused of freeing thousands of mink from farms in the Midwest has struck a deal with federal and state prosecutors to serve two years in prison. Peter Daniel Young, 28, plans to plead guilty to two federal counts of animal enterprise terrorism on Friday, U.S. assistant attorney Bob Anderson said Wednesday. In Virginia, Assistant Commonwealth Attorney LaBravia Jenkins said Young would plead guilty to one felony count of obtaining a false ID card that he used while a fugitive. She said state prosecutors would recommend a one-year sentence to be served simultaneously...
  • Hundreds of 'biting' mink let loose from Spanish fur farm (Ecoterrorism Alert)

    04/13/2004 3:20:58 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 10 replies · 192+ views
    AFP ^ | Tue, Apr 13, 2004
    Police and health officials were hunting for hundreds of mink that escaped from a fur farm in northwest Spain at the weekend after being purportedly set free by an animal rights group. "These animals are very dangerous and can inflict painful bites when cornered," said Jesus Manuel Raso, environmental advisor to the mayor of Carral, in Spain's Galicia region where the mink were set free. According to Raso, 6,500 mink escaped from a fur farm through holes bored into the side of the farm's barn walls. Some 800 mink were still on the loose, while 500 have been found dead....

    01/25/2004 10:01:36 PM PST · by kattracks · 98 replies · 799+ views
    New York Post - Page Six ^ | 1/26/04 | Richard Johnson with Paula Froelich & Chris Wilson
    <p>SEN. Hillary Clinton's trouble with PETA isn't going away. The kerfuffle over her new sheared mink coat that her staff is trying to pass off as velvet has spurred PETA President Ingrid Newkirk to tell the horrific tale of "Mr. Velvet," a red fox who lost a leg to a steel trap. "His eyes were wide as saucers as his tongue pounded the air with each labored breath," Newkirk wrote of her furry friend before he was released from the trap, which "took all my strength to open and release the crushed white bones of his paw." She also claims that Clinton's cover-up of her cover-up is disappointing and wants the truth. "I live in the hope that Americans will continue to demand honesty from their politicians, as well as empathy and kindness." A rep for Clinton reiterated the party line: "The only thing we've said about this is what we say again: The senator has owned a mink coat for over 25 years. Because it was worn, she traded it in."</p>
  • HILLARY MINK MYSTERY SOLVED: PETA not happy with HIllary

    01/18/2004 10:14:32 PM PST · by Pikamax · 97 replies · 521+ views
    Pagesix ^ | 01/19/04 | Pagesix
    <p>THE anti-fur folk at PETA may have a new target: Sen. Hillary Clinton.</p> <p>On Dec. 24, the Times' Boldfaced Names column reported that Manhattan furrier Peter Duffy "told us he had just finished a mink coat for Hillary Rodham Clinton."</p>
  • Scores of Freed Mink Feed on Farm Animals (Update)

    08/29/2003 9:10:49 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 86 replies · 668+ views
    AP ^ | Fri, Aug 29, 2003
    Days after 10,000 mink were released from a farm in southern Snohomish County, hundreds of the animals not yet captured have converged on local farms in search of food. The animals had killed at least 25 exotic birds and attacked other livestock in the area. "Over half our livestock was shredded. Murdered. Eaten alive," said Jeff Weaver, who discovered the dead birds on his farm Thursday. "These are not like regular farm animals. They're our pets." Weaver, who breeds Indian Runner ducks and Banny chickens, said his field was full of the animals Thursday morning. "One of the mink had...
  • Spanish Fork Fur Farmer Frets Over Spotlight (PETA again!)

    03/02/2003 9:50:08 AM PST · by ChemistCat · 5 replies · 317+ views
    Deseret News ^ | March 2, 2003 | Jesse Hyde
    SPANISH FORK — In 1997, a group of "straight edge" gang members sneaked onto Paul Westwood's Spanish Fork fur farm and released 1,100 minks from their cages. Because attacks like these are fairly common in Utah — which has more fur farms than any other state — most mink farmers try to avoid the spotlight. It may come as a surprise, then, that Westwood is featured on the cover of today's Parade magazine, alongside the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Cameron Diaz. Parade editor Dakila Divina says Westwood was selected for the annual "What People Earn" issue because his job...
  • Ed Case wins US House race to succeed Patsy Mink

    12/01/2002 4:39:07 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 16 replies · 253+ views
    AP ^ | 12-1-2002 | AP
    <p>Ed Case is the winner of yesterday's special election to serve the remaining five weeks of the term of the late Congresswoman Patsy Mink.</p> <p>More details to come.</p>