January 25, 2014
Prosecutor’s name the Aeschleman fox farm as the intended “burglary target”
of Kevin Olliff and Tyler Lang.
Since the arrest of Kevin Olliff and Tyler Lang for “possession of burglary
tools,” one thing was suspiciously missing from the prosecution’s case: A
target. At no point was the intended “burglary” target named, adding another
layer of absurdity and farce to the case, where two activists were charged with
possessing “burglary tools” merely for having wire cutters in their vehicle.
Last week, Kevin Olliff was sentenced to 2.5 years on these charges. Towards the
end of his case, the prosecution finally revealed their theory (unsubstantiated
by evidence) as to where Tyler Lang and Kevin Olliff were headed that night: The
Aeschleman fox farm, in Roanoke IL. The two were pulled over in Roanoke,
allegedly a short distance from the farm.
The Aeschleman fox farm is notable for two reasons: It is believed to be the
largest fox fur farm in the US (or was – see below). And it was the location of
among the only footage ever taken of
animals being killed on a fur farm, as the target of a PETA investigation in
inside the Aeschleman Fox Farm
The same week the Aeschleman farm was named in Kevin Olliff’s case, the
Coalition Against Fur Farms
named a new fox farm, also in Illinois, that may replace the Aeschleman farm as
the largest fox farm in the country. There is not enough information to make it
conclusive, but the writeup on this new farm can be read
There is recent information that the Aeschleman fox farm is still open. And so
far, it remains untouched by the Animal Liberation Front.