18 September 1997
Mink savage fowl and pets in W Yorkshire

FIVE hundred mink escaped from a farm in Upper Edge, Elland, West Yorkshire, and savaged chickens and guinea-pigs.

More than 100 fowl were killed in one attack near a crematorium in Elland and two guinea-pigs died. Now pet owners are being told to keep their animals indoors.

A farm spokesman said it was doing as much as it could to control the situation. The farm keeps 180,000 animals.

  • The Times 18/09/97 page 11
  • The Independent 18/09/97 page 14