The Italian news agency ANSA reported that on September 24 approximately 9,000 mink were released from cages at the Savi fur farm in Conco (Province of Vicenza). The fence was cut in many places. As many as 3,000 of the mink made their way outside of the fence and have not been recovered. An office/storage building at the same farm was destroyed in an arson attack in November 2005.
According to local newspapers, another liberation occurred in San Martino Buon Albergo (Province of Verona) at the Anipel mink farm on September 23. All cages at the farm were opened and fences cut, resulting in 3,000 minks liberated. Only half of them have been recaptured. The farmer said it has become harder for fur farms to find insurance. The same farm had been emptied in October 2006 and a food storage building and two trucks were torched a few months before that.