Animal Recovery Mission in cooperation with the Miami Dade State Attorney Office, Miami Dade Oganized Crime, and the Miami Dade Police Department conducted a raid of an illegal slaughter operation in Miami, FL on December 17.

The unnamed operation located at 19400 SW 136th Street in Miami belongs to Angel Ricardo Vargas who has been charged with four counts of cruelty to animals, and his wife, Mayelin Rodriguez, was charged with one count.

“Anyone involved in the food industry knows that there are easily performed, painless ways to slaughter livestock for food. At these illegal slaughterhouses, it seem to be too much trouble to render the animals senseless,” State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said in a statement. “Instead of following Florida’s laws, [the couple] turned a part of their home into an animal house of horrors.”

During the operation 100 pounds of suspected horse meat was recovered which will go out for testing.

The Inside Rein will provide updates as information becomes available. More information about the farm can be found here.

Source: The Miami Herald