received anonymously (translation); image from Sveriges Television:
"During the night of October 4th all 20,000 mink were released from a fur farm outside Skillingaryd. Although most Swedes are against fur farming, there are currently 1.4 million animals trapped in cages. This is contrary to Swedish animal welfare legislation, but with the tacit acceptance of a paralyzed government. Our action during the night is a reaction to an industry that does not respect the law, democracy or animal welfare. There is now a wild population of mink in Sweden, which originated from fur farms. There is evidence that animals raised in captivity successfully re-adjust to a life of freedom when they are given the chance. Some get caught, some may be run over by cars. This is nothing we desire for any of them, but for those who escape, that means everything. Our goal is to close the farm and that the cages remain empty. Forever. For mink on Animals' Day"