[Arkangel for Animal Liberation]
According to media reports, the Swedish ALF raided a battery farm on
July 9th and liberated 128 hens.
It has been reported that the farm, 'Aniagra', in the south of Sweden,
houses more than 145 000 hens in cages and that the farm has been
raided before. According to animals rights activists in Sweden it is
the biggest liberation of battery hens ever carried out in Sweden.
A communiqué written by those responsible for the raid states that:
"During Monday July 9th, the Swedish record for the liberation of hens
was broken. 128 hens were saved from the cages at Aniagra and they
will now start their new lives with people that care about them. They
were born without hope, but they have been given new lives and will
never again be forced into cages."
The communiqué goes on to say: "This action was carried out to save
the lives of 128 wonderful individuals, but at the same time it was a
protest against the system and the way we look at animals, that allows
them to be captive and humiliated for profit.