"To all those who refuse to give in,
In the early morning hours of April 29th, our small band of do-
gooders made our way through muddy fields and wet forests to
descend upon Latzig Mink Ranch in Howard Lake, MN.It has been ten
years since the A.L.F. last visited this farm, and it has been too
long since there has been a liberation.
Only the breeding animals were on the farm. After cutting several
holes and opening gate in the surrounding fence, we entered the
main breeding shed. All of the breeding information was removed and
destroyed. Every cage was opened, releasing hundreds of mink into
the surrounding countryside.
Imprisoned in fur factories, these solitary creatures are forced to
endure the intensive confinement of only a few square feet of cage,
compared to the miles of territory these animals would enjoy in the
wild - their natural state. Even if these animals die after being
released into the wild, it is better there than at the hands of
those who would otherwise imprison them and cause them to suffer.
It is better to die after a life of running free in the wild under
starred skies while chasing their prey, as these animals are
supposed to do, than to die a death brought about by gassing, anal
electrocution, or snapping of the neck. How do you think these
animals would prefer to die : after a lifetime running free in the
wild under starry skies, or after a lifetime of confinement ended
by a brutal murder of gassing, anal electrocution, or a snapped
neck - a murder all for the profit and vanity of others.
Many of the mink scratched and paced in their cages, searching for
ways to escape. We aided them by removing the nesting boxes and
opening the cages. Initially, many of the mink had trouble walking
because of the deplorable and cramped conditions of the cages. All
cages contained at least two mink, but many contained several more.
By the time we had finished, many had darted to the freedom that
sat on the other side of a broken fence. We hope with all of our
hearts that some of these beautiful creatures make it !
This is the second A.L.F. liberation in the midwest done in
absolute solidarity with Peter Young, whose unparalleled bravery
and determination serves as an inspiration to us all.
To all of those who smirk at the fate of Peter and other captured
activists, remember this : we have broken, closed, and burnt down
more of your farms, more or your labs, and more of your buisness
than you have been able to capture activists. As in the case of
Peter, for each year that one of us faces in prison, there will be
an equal, if not greater, number of liberations in response. Your
attempts at scaring us and making an example of our comrades will
Finally, to all fur farmers, furriers, and profiters of death, this
is the last warning : close down your buisnesses, or with
boltcutters, fire, and storm, we’ll do it for you. You can try to
scare us, you can try to imprison us, and you can even try to kill
us, but the day we stop will be the day that the last animal has
been freed from its cage.
Let the third and final part of Operation Bite Back commence !
For Absolute Liberation,
P.S. Peter, I hope this helps raise your liberation to letter ratio."