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April 8, 2005

Fox Farm Raided by Animal Liberation Front
All Animals Released, Breeding Records Destroyed


Bluffs, IL- The underground Animal Liberation Front (ALF) has taken credit for releasing dozens of silver fox from Kerry Littig�s fox farm on April 1, 2005. According to a communiqu� sent out by the ALF, Littig�s farm (located at 1774 Eagle Run Rd. in Bluffs) is the biggest silver fox farm breeder in the US.

According to the communiqu�, �After removing the majority of the surrounding fence, we entered the shed, removed all of the breeding information and finally opened every single cage, releasing dozens of foxes into the surrounding countryside.�

While reports from the fur industry have surfaced that the liberations were harmful to the animals, the ALF has a long history of successfully releasing animals into the wild from fur farms. In addition to liberating the wild animals destined to a painful and agonizing death at the hands of Littig, another goal of the ALF is to cause economic harm to fur farms, which was achieved in this case by destroying breeding information, impossible to replace.

�While some of the wild fox may be recaptured or killed in their escape, at least they have been given a chance at what everyone deserves, a chance to live free� stated a volunteer with the Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade (CAFT), an organization that has researched the history of freeing fur-bearing animals in the US over the last decade.

The full text of the communique received reads as follows.

04-01-05
To all those who refuse to give in,

In the early morning hours of April 1st, our small band of do-gooders made our way through muddy fields and grassy mounds to decend upon a fox factory farm owned by Kerry Littig (1774 Eagle Run Rd, Bluffs, IL 62621). She is the top breeder of silver foxes in the U.S. Until now she probably thought that she was pretty safe since her address has never been made public. We found you Kerry, and more importantly, we found the foxes you imprison, force to suffer, and finally mutilate all for your own profit and the vanity of others.

Only the breeding animals were on the farm, so we knew this wouldnt take very long. After removing the majority of the surrounding fence, we entered the shed, removed all of the breeding information and finally opened every single cage, releasing dozens of foxes into the surrounding countryside. We hope with all our hearts that some make it!

Kerry better believe that we will come back, time and time again, until this hellhole is closed once and for all.

This action was done in absolute solidarity with all of those forced to flee in order to escape the state's repression, and most of all FOR PETER, who made it seven years. You inspire us immensely and are with us in every passing moment.

Strong Hearts Forward!
the Animal Liberation Front"

 

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