Most of 6,000 released minks now recaptured

Most of the mink set loose from a mink farm four days ago have now been recaptured.

The deliberate attack on the farm, near Ardara has been blamed by the owners of the mink on "animal liberation terrorists".

Yesterday, wildlife conservation rangers who are monitoring the recovery operation, confirmed that many of the 6,000 that were released from their cages had since been returned to the farm.

Dave Duggan, Deputy Regional Manager of the National Parks and Wildlife Service, says that most of the minks didn't get out past the perimeter fence surrounding the farm:

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