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Richard Couto of the Animal Recovery Mission speaks with the press after a suspect in an illegal animal slaughter bust was found guilty on 4 counts of animal cruelty.

Guilty verdict reached in Fla. slaughter case

The owner of a Florida farm in the cradle of horse show country was found guilty yesterday on charges stemming from evidence obtained in a months long investigation conducted by an animal welfare organization seeking to shutter illegal slaughterhouses. A jury of two men and four women returned a guilty verdict on two misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty, and two misdemeanor counts of killing animals, at the Palm Beach County Courthouse after a two-day trail of Jorge Garcia of Rancho Garcia. Following two days of testimony by the Florida-based organization The Animal Recovery Mission, including evidence centering on the allegedly torturous […]