For Immediate Release
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 communiqué 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 U.S.
According to the communiqué, “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.