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No leads in "domestic terrorism" case at area mink farm

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NEW HOLSTEIN, WI (WTAQ) - The FBI and Calumet County authorities say they have no leads in the release of 2,000 mink from a farm near New Holstein last weekend. 

The FBI calls the incident "domestic terrorism," an indication that an animal rights' protest group was responsible. 

The Animal Liberation Front, which has pulled off several releases of Wisconsin mink in the past, has not claimed responsibility for the latest incident. The group's Peter Young told FOX 11 that it supports the action. 

Friends and neighbors scrambled to recover about 1,500 of the 2,000 mink on Saturday from Bonlander Farms near New Richmond. 

Virginia Bonlander says about at least 100 are still missing.

Young said there have been at least 8 raids on fur farms throughout the U.S. in the last two-and-a-half months -- and more could be on the way.  

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