reported by activists in Italy:

"Newspapers report another pheasant liberation in Italy:

During the night of monday the 23rd the pheasant farm 'Roncorone' in the town of Cantù (Como) has been subject to extensive damages to their fences, which led to about 2.000 pheasants flying away.
According to the owners of the farm 10 cages were damaged, with hundreds metres of fences cut open, both at their side and at their net 'roof.'
The damages are estimated at 150.000 euros.

The action has not been claimed but the owners of the farm suggest it could be the work of a group of environmentalists or animal rights activists."