Sheriff: Mink farm theft doesn't seem to be by animal rights activists

CREATED Jun 4, 2013

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  • The fur of this sapphire-color mink will likely be sold to a Russian or Chinese buyer at an auction like one wrapping up today in Toronto. Image by Mark Hoffman - Journal Sentinel

SHEBOYGAN - A recent theft of 300 baby mink from a farm near Sheboygan doesn't appear to be the work of "eco-terrorists", according to the Sheboygan County Sheriff's office.

According to the Sheboygan Press, the office made the determination based on a few factors, including the fact that only baby mink were stolen, and that the theft happened more than once.

Captain Dave Adams said the case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to leave a tip at or call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-CUF-THEM.