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Richard “Kudo” Couto, founder of the Animal Recovery Mission, with Freedom's Flight, the ex-racehorse he saved from  an illegal slaughterhouse years ago.

ARM helps take down illegal slaughterhouse

A Florida man accused of butchering horses and pigs in the notorious kill zone of the C-9 basin of Florida was arrested this month by Miami- Dade Police and charged with 30 counts of animal cruelty resulting in death, according to Animal Recovery Mission Founder Richard “Kudo” Couto, the private citizen who blew the whistle on the slaughterhouse. Yurianne Hervis-Gonzalez, 33, was arrested and held on $80,000 bond following a five-month undercover investigation by Couto, dubbed “Operation Noche Buena,” which draws its name from a holiday during which pig and horse meat is commonly served, Couto says. “He was the […]