November 5, 2006
Another fur farm has been targeted by ALF activists in Galicia, Spain,
securing the initial release of an estimated 1500 American mink on
Saturday, 4th November. The farm, located in Damil, Xinzo de Limia
(province of Ourense), has been in operation for 20 years.
According to the activists, the action was carried out in memory of
Barry Horne, a British animal rights activist who died while on a
hunger strike in prison 5 years ago.
A communiqué sent out by the activists to Accion Vegana states,
"During the night of the 5th of November, we wanted to celebrate the
5th anniversary of Barry`s death by opening every cage of a mink farm
located in Damil, Xinzo da Lima (Ourense). More than 2000 minks could
enjoy for first time freedom, after being kept all their lives in a
This action has been carried out a few days before they were massacred
to take their fur."