According to media reports, during the night of October 15, approximately 4,200 mink escaped from a fur farm in the village of Saint-Cybranet (Dordogne) in southwest France. Cages were opened and the fence surrounding the farm was cut. A water system at the farm was also vandalized. Two days later, only 1,000 of the mink had been recaptured.

Thierry Agraffel, the owner of the farm (address: Lauzel, 24250 St Cybranet), cried to a local newspaper, "Twenty-one years of work and breeding completely destroyed...."

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