FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 22, 2005
ALF Liberates Entire Deer Population from GNK Deer Farm in Southern Monterey County, California
San Miguel, CA- In the early morning hours of January 18, members of the Animal Liberation Front liberated the entire imprisoned deer population of GNK Deer Farm in Monterey County, California. These deer were doomed to certain death at the early age of 18 months at the hand of owner Gerd Konieczny, a former butcher and LA cop who raises the deer for profit and fun, by his own admission.
A communiqué received by the Press Office reads: “” The ALF is claiming responsibility for the release of the entire deer herd from GNK Deer Farm (65801 Big Sandy Road., San Miguel, CA. (805)467-3705) in southern Monterey County in the early morning hours of January 18, 2005.
The pen was located in the rear of the property and over 1/4 of the fence was cut away, releasing the deer into the mountainous countryside. GNK Ranch – owned by former LAPD Sergant Gerd Konieczny – is one of the 3 largest deer farms in California and hosts an on-site deer slaughterhouse.
We believe this to be the first ever deer liberation in the US. Freedom for these creatures – for whom death is a certainty- was a simple and unskilled operation. Hundreds of deer farms operate in this country. We encourage compassionate people everywhere to locate farms in their area and tear down their walls.
The venison industry remains small. Our hearts go out to victims of the larger problem, the billions of lives we are unable to save – cows, chickens, pigs, mice, rats, and others – casualties of the meat, dairy, vivisection and other industries of suffering and blood. Their pain is our own.
For the liberation of the helpless we will strike, A.L.F.”