In Palm Beach, Florida, authorities raided 3 illegal slaughterhouses that butchered all kinds of animals from cows, pigs, goats, cats, and especially horses. Jorge Garcia, who runs Rancho Garcia, and 5 of his workers were arrested by Palm Beach Sheriff Department in collaboration with the District Attorney’s office and Animal Recovery Mission. Garcia is also accused of selling animals for sacrificial purposes and black magic. About 750 living animals were seized and are in care of the Animal Recovery Sanctuary. It is the largest single animal abuse seizure in history.
Garcia would buy horses from auctions, directly from race tracks and from Craigslist. Investigators believe he is the primary source of illegal horse meat in Florida. It is a third degree felony for anyone to buy, sell, transport, kill a horse or possess horse meat for human consumption in Florida. Underground horse meat goes for up to $40 a pound in Florida.
Garcia and his employees are facing a long list of animal abuse charges and are expected to spend a very long time in prison.Author: Dale Williams <-- Become my friend on Facebook! - Phone: 724-964-6773
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