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Mink Horde Ravages Countryside

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the fur-kills dept.

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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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Parallelism (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31572224)

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.

Re:Parallelism (1)

Rogue Haggis Landing (1230830) | more than 4 years ago | (#31573310)

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] .

Re:Parallelism (1)

operagost (62405) | more than 4 years ago | (#31575336)

That's like a priest molesting a bunch of young boys to increase awareness of child sexual abuse.

Re:Parallelism (1)

tecnico.hitos (1490201) | more than 4 years ago | (#31576016)

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.

Re:Parallelism (1)

RockDoctor (15477) | more than 4 years ago | (#31581202)

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 involved are actually sane and thoughtful. So I'd expect this was the result of a cockup, not a conspiracy.

Back in the day when I was involved in the animal rights movement, in the 1980s, we were well aware of this problem. Which was why we didn't do that sort of thing. Because we knew that it would be counter-productive. If we wanted to stop the fur trade (which we did), then it's far simple and more effective to attack the demand for the product. We nearly succeeded too, just a relatively small number of dumb-fuck bimbos and fashionistas who're resurrected it in the last decade or so.

Re:Parallelism (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#31628216)

Stfu idiot moralfags, there is noting worng about using fur.

Someone should... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31578830)

unleash a horde of badgers and wolverines into the homes of said animal right activists. Give them a proper understanding of how things go in nature.

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