Mink are rat-like animals that eat their young. The fur that is not consumed can be salvaged by humans for clothing. There is some controversyEpisode #303as to which rat-like animals' fur is preferred: minks or ermines?
First of all mink and ermine are NOT rodents. They are in the same family as skunks, badgers, ferrets, and weasels. There are A LOT of animals that eat their young - both domestic and wild. In case you are questioning the info I've posted, I have a Bachelor's degree in biology, work with wildlife rehabilittion, wildlife education, and am an emergency certified veterinary technician.