On the night of December 10, fencing was cut and several hundred hares were released from cages at the Casa Boschi farm in Canossa (Reggio Emilia). The animals were used in the training of hunting dogs. In a claim of responsibility sent to a local newspaper, the ALF wrote, "We were worried that their imprisonment had made them ​​slow and confused, but the quickness with which they bound into the forest made ​​us realize that for all the time they were locked up in small, crowded cages they had retained feet capable of that long leap toward freedom."