Media Names Washington Fur Farm Where 400 Mink Were Liberated
Mink farm raided last week identified as the Harvey Beck mink farm in Granite Falls, Washington
After a non-specific report of 400 mink being released from an unnamed farm in Granite Falls, Washington last week, yesterday local media identified the farm as the Beck Mink Farm.
The Animal Liberation Front has not (yet) taken credit.
This farm has personal significance: the Harvey Beck farm is the first fur farm I visited nearly 15 years ago. Located in Granite Falls, a small towm approximately 20 minutes NE of Seattle, the farm sits just off Engebretsen Road, down a gravel path. Curious to see imprisoned mink close up, we visited the farm on many occasions.
I’ve seen the sickness of this mink prison: The thousands of caged mink, and corpses stacked in the processing shed in the property’s SE corner. I couldn’t be more happy to learn that years after my first visit, a person of persons unknown finally won freedom for 400 of its captives.
When we show the fur industry that even motion sensor alarms are no deterrent, the demoralizing effect of knowing the A.L.F. will get inside their farms no matter the obstacles is a powerful message, and one that brings us one step closer to the end of the fur industry.
Endless gratitude to those who made this happen.
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