Rafael Ramirez, an employee of illegal slaughterhouse Rancho Garcia, has pled guilty to 2 counts of felony animal cruelty and 1 count of unlawful possession or sale of horse meat in Palm Beach Florida. Ramirez was sentenced to 3 months of jail in Palm Beach County Jail followed by 1 year of probation.

Rancho Garcia was one of three illegal slaughterhouses raided last October by Palm Beach County law enforcement and Animal Recovery Mission (ARM). The operations owner, Jorge Garcia, was previously found guilty of animal cruelty charges and sentenced to 364 days in prison.

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