Received anonymously by activists in the USA:

"The ALF is claiming responsibility for the release of the entire deer herd from GNK Deer Farm (65801 Big Sandy Road., San Miguel, CA. (805)467-3705) in southern Monterey County in the early morning hours of January 18, 2005.

The pen was located in the rear of the property and over 1/4 of the fence was cut away, releasing the deer into the mountainous countryside.

GNK Ranch - owned by former LAPD Sergant Gerd Konieczny - is one of the 3 largest deer farms in California and hosts an on-site deer slaughterhouse.

We believe this to be the first ever deer liberation in the US. Freedom for these creatures - for whom death is a certainty- was a simple and unskilled operation. Hundreds of deer farms operate in this country. We encourage
compassionate people everywhere to locate farms in their area and tear down their walls.

The venison industry remains small. Our hearts go out to victims of the larger problem, the billions of lives we are unable to save - cows, chickens, pigs, mice, rats, and others - casualties of the meat, dairy, vivisection and other
industries of suffering and blood. Their pain is our own.

For the liberation of the helpless we will strike,

A.L.F."