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Most of the animals stayed on the farm, but police said 2,000 had ventured into the neighboring countryside. Many have died; the farm's owner had a shopping cart full of carcasses recovered from roads and fields.
Animal rights activists hacked open cages and released the mink from a breeding farm. It's the second such attack in Britain in as many months. Sky TV says the Animal Liberation Front claims responsibility.
Police warned residents to keep doors and windows closed. Press Association, the British news agency, reported sounds of shots. The shots apparently came from neighboring farmers.