reported by activists
A pheasant farm was raided during the night by a group of people who left
behind graffiti on a wall warning, 'close the farm or we'll be back'.
The nets and fences of 6 pens containing 10.000 pheasants were completely
trashed and more than half of the animals escaped. Added to this, and
putting the owner in tears doubting if he can go on with the job, water
pumps, light cables, buildings and tractors were damaged and a new car
dosed with paintstripper. The owner said the work had been done by many
well-organized people. This farm was heavily damaged by a huge snowfall
in 2005 and was just recovering. This could be the final nail for them,
the owner Vito Cornacchia said. He said it is not only the damages, estimated
at more than 100.000 euros, but also the idea that there are people who
hate him and are able to do this kind of damage; that makes him think
twice about going on or not...."