reported by activists in Italy:

"January 17 - Rivanazzano (Italy)

More than 100 hares have been liberated from the cages of a farm breeding
them to rebuild populations in hunting areas. The liberators claimed the
action with a communique sent to aboveground activists and explained they
opened the cages and cut down the fences surrounding the farm, in order to
let the animals run free in the fields and woods. Unfortunately the
vicinity of some cages to the farmer's house and the noise produced by the
animals made the action too risky and it was decided to cut it short,
leaving some of the hares still in there. The activists also said they saw
many of the animals run out of their cages and touch the earth for the
first time, disappearing in the night."