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Two ALF-Raided Fur Farms Shut Down

Years after being visited by the ALF, fur farms in Minnesota and Maryland are confirmed closed.

I am happy to pass along that the Gunnink Fox Farm (Chandler, MN) and Parsons Mink Ranch (Salisbury, MD) have both been confirmed as closed.

Each one was raided twice by anonymous activists, and at least two of the actions were claimed by the Animal Liberation Front.

The report states that the remaining sheds at Parsons Mink Ranch are being used for storage, and that Calvin Gunnink has moved to Odessa, MN. The previous property (where the fox farm was located) is in foreclosure under new owners.

News of the closures comes over a decade after the ALF raids. It is not known at what point during this time the farms closed, and there is no evidence to suggests the closures are directly related to the ALF actions. If anything, it at least brings “closure” to the bloody legacy of two of this country’s remaining fur farms.

Some background from the ALF Complete Diary of Actions:

The Gunnink Fox Farm raids

September 12th, 1999
Calvin Gunnink Fur Farm
Chandler, Minnesota
100 fox liberated

October 25th, 1999
Calvin Gunnink Fur Farm
Chandler, Minnesota
5 lynx liberated

Parsons Mink Ranch raids

May 11th, 1997
Parsons Mink Ranch
Salisbury, Maryland
500 mink liberated

August 14th, 1999
Parsons Mink Ranch
Salisbury, Maryland
20 mink liberated

Approximately 270 mink farms remain in the US.


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