reported by activists in Italy:

"Hundreds of minks were released on the night of october the 2 from a farm in San Martino Buon Albergo (Verona). The same farm was hit with fire in mid june this year. The owners are desperate, and they commented saying this was the 'coup de grace'. Insurance will not cover any costs for the loss of animals, nor the damages that the animals are doing around. Thousands of cages were opened and hundreds of animals escaped through the 50 meters of fences ripped off. Graffiti were spray painted with FLA (Fronte di Liberazione Animale)."