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This champion horse was butchered over the summer in a Florida field. The Animal Recovery Mission is using the image as a graphic reminder of the underground horsemeat trade in the sunshine state. Photo by Richard "Kudo"  Couto

$30K reward offered for tips on illegal slaughter

After spearheading a massive raid on three alleged illegal slaughterhouses in Florida, the animal activist organization responsible for the crackdown is offering a $30,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of people trafficking horsemeat in Miami and Palm Beach counties. The Animal Recovery Mission (ARM), following a police raid last week on properties suspected of slaughtering horses and engaging in trade of horsemeat for human consumption, an activity which is illegal in the US and is a felony crime in Florida, offered the reward to induce anyone with first-hand knowledge of these activities to step forward, says […]