by the Russian ALF SG:
"Few years ago
prison called "Exotic World" was opened close to the main
road of city Sochi (South of Russia, the Black Sea shore) near the park
"Dendrarium" entrance. There were birds, reptiles and other
raccoon was chosen as the symbol of this jail, but it was not fun at all
for real raccoon, who stayed in cage under advertising board. At day time,
when visitors come he has to stay in open place, feeling stress from big
amount of people and heavy traffic. Raccoons in nature are night animals,
but here in night he had to stay in tiny barrel, where he can't move and
had no food and water.
On the 30th of August,
jumped over the fence we came inside of the prison.
The lock on the cage was destroyed, we took raccoon from the barrel and
leave this ugly place. When we were caring him, he was paying attention
especially to the sound of rivers and streams. He was smelling by his
sensitive nose all smells which came by wind.
Few hours later we
designated the right place. Raccoon eat with appetite
together with us, drunk water and wash his small hands. It was too hot
during the journey and raccoon looked powerless. He entered water of the
river and began to swim. Then he walked on the grass and had rest there.
Very quickly his stage became better. Liberated he started his walk along
the river to find proper place for his own home.
Those people, who
make money torturing and killing such beings, as this
raccoon, should release, that this action is not the last one. If they
don't stop their cruel business, they will face with us in future. -
Animal Liberation Front"