COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Oct. 24 (UPI) — A Danish fur farmers group says media coverage of conditions on mink farms led to break-ins and vandalism by activists.
The Danish Fur Farmers Association sent a 1 million-kroner ($200,000) bill to the television show Operation X and the Ekstra Bladet newspaper, The Copenhagen Post reported.
The association said the tab is for testing 100,000 animals for serious illnesses that could have been introduced by the activists.
About two weeks ago, authorities reported that 11,000 mink escaped from Danish farms targeted by vandals who destroyed fences.
Police said 6,000 mink escaped from a farm near Sondervig and 5,000 got away at Fousing.
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