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"Domestic terrorism"Between 1,200 and 1,500 mink were illegally released on October 7, 2011 from a rural residence near Jewell, which is 56 miles north of Des Moines, Iowa. The Sheriff said unknown persons opened pens in several buildings and let the mink loose.
The Sheriffs Department, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and FBI are investigating the case. Officials said the incident is considered an act of domestic terrorism.