photo: Corriere del Veneto

Local media have reported an arson at the home of Paolo and Silvano Fasolo, the owners of a mink farm near Padova. The fire destroyed a van, two cars and a tractor, and damaged machinery and buildings on the property. Damages are estimed to be at least 100,000 Euros.

Animal liberation activists are suspected of setting the fires. The fur farm had previously been targeted; in June 2006 a fire destroyed a building at the farm.