Sanctuary Stories

The Great Escape of Olaf the Mink

Fur farms are slaughtering mink by the millions, but Olaf found a way out to the good life

Tenderly
Published in
4 min readJan 26, 2021

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A white-furred, pink-nosed mink looks curiously towards the camera lens from a hammock in a cage.
Olaf at Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary. Photos provided and taken by Beth Randall, unless otherwise noted

When Beth Randall started feeling sick with Covid-19 symptoms in March, before testing was widely available, she knew right away she needed to stay out of the ferret and mink room at her sanctuary. As…

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