Assens, Denmark

(photo: Peter Bergman /

Every single cage was opened at a mink farm near the town of Assens on the evening of August 1. As many as 7,500 mink were released. In addition, about 20 holes were cut in the fence surrounding the farm.

Mink farmer Bjarne Jorgensen told TV 2/FYN, "It's the worst nightmare one can imagine waking up to because what we have worked toward for several years, someone has destroyed in a quarter or half an hour."