For Immediate Release
February 4, 2007
Animal Liberator Peter Young Is Free!
On Thursday, February 1st, Peter Young walked through the doors of the Victorville FCI II facility and into the free world. He was greeted by a small crowd and immediately taken to a celebration dinner in Los Angeles. To quote Peter’s toast (of coffee) that afternoon: “Here’s to being liberated”. (Read Peter’s sentencing statement here)
February 1st as a release date has long been in a state of uncertainty. Peter’s pending charges in South Dakota have left this date in limbo for the 13 months since they were filed. It was not until 6 days before his scheduled release that he learned the news: South Dakota authorities had informed his attorney in private they would not be seeking to obtain custody at that time, and that after nearly 2 years in prison for liberating animals – Peter Young would soon be walking free.
A celebration dinner was quickly arranged for the evening of Peter’s release, with friends and supporters coming long distances to greet Peter at the prison doors. At 9 am, he exited the lobby doors and stepped into the free world.
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As can be imagined, Peter has many plans for his new life, one of which is to maintain contact with all those who have supported him through these two years. He now has a personal email address where he can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org . Myspace messages sent to this account will also be passed on to him. He would appreciate hearing from all of you one last – or first – time.
An “everyone invited” prison release party has been scheduled for the LA area – where Peter will be residing for the duration of his probation time – for this Saturday, February 10th. This is an opportunity for Peter to meet all those who have supported him over the last two years and receive a warm reception to the world outside the prison gate. The party info is as follows:
This Saturday, Feb 10th
4121 Madelia Avenue
Sherman Oaks, CA