Media in Spain have reported raids on two mink farms located on opposite sides of the country.

On Monday, November 26, thousands of mink escaped from the Visones Alto Palancia fur farm in the town of Viver. Cages were opened and fencing surrounding the farm was destroyed. The mink were due to be slaughtered in the coming days. Damages to the company are estimated at 300,000 euros. (images from

In the early hours of Thursday morning (November 29), activists broke into the Bermudez fur farm in Bando, near Santiago de Compostela (Galicia), and let 20,000 mink out of their cages. This is the second time that the farm has been targeted. After a 2005 raid, escaped mink were spotted several kilometers from the farm. (photo from La Voz de Galicia newspaper)