Received anonymously by Auckland Animal Action in New Zealand:

"In the early hours of New Years Day, the Animal Liberation Front gained entry into Eggs R Us in Henderson Valley, West Auckland. 22 hens were liberated and have since been placed into new, loving homes. Video footage and photographs were obtained which will be used to further expose the atrocity that is battery farming.

Eggs R Us are well known for the disgusting conditions in which they keep 'their' thousands of hens. This farm has been targeted many times in the past few years and have had dozens of birds removed from their premises. After each action, they attempt to increase their security. But each time, activists have got past these increased security measures, which have included guard dogs, electric fencing (inside the sheds!), and locks.

We are fed up with the pathetic legal system which allows the immense suffering and exploitation of over 2.8 million battery hens in New Zealand. The vast majority of the public have expressed their disgust and opposition to the battery cage system. However, our government continues to consistently ignore the feelings of the New Zealand public. The recently reviewed codes of welfare released by Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton are nothing more than a cruel joke for the animals.

We have had enough of waiting for compassionate change within the legal system. We will continue to take the law into our own hands as long as these laws are unjust.

Your electric fencing, your alarm systems, your guns and your guard dogs are of no deterrent to us. We will continue to gain entry into your farms, exposing what you try to hide behind closed doors. We will continue to rescue 'your' animals from your foul animal factories, where they are exploited as if they were machines, and to place them in homes where they will be treated with the respect which they deserve as sentient beings.

Viva ALF!"