Praise Largest Extreme Animal Cruelty Bust in U.S. History


Target: Ric Bradshaw, Palm Beach County Sheriff

Goal: Applaud the seizure of 1,000 animals from three illegal slaughterhouse operations.

Three illegal slaughterhouses have been raided in Loxahatchee, Florida as part of what the media is calling the largest animal cruelty bust of its kind in U.S. history. Authorities in Palm Beach County in cooperation with animal rights group Animal Recovery Mission removed around 1,000 animals from the facilities that were allegedly connected to the illegal slaughter of animals and the black-market sale of horse meat for human consumption. One of the facilities’ owners, Jorge Garcia, is also accused of selling animals for sacrificial purposes.

Undercover video taken during the investigation allegedly shows pigs, goats, and other animals being dragged about by their tails or limbs on the way to slaughter. Animal Recovery Mission investigators say that pigs at the farm were violently stabbed in the heart and skinned alive, while fowl including ducks and chickens were beaten and stomped to death. Other animals, such as goats and rams, were allegedly hoisted up by their hind legs and had their throats slit while still alive. A puppy mill was also found on the property.

This information was enough to prompt the recent police raid, which resulted in the arrest of at least 10  slaughterhouse employees as well as the owners and operators of the facilities. Many charges were laid against the three, including the illegal possession and sale of horse meat, causing cruel death to conservation animals, as well as the torment, deprivation, mutilation or killing of conservation animals.

The severity of this animal cruelty is incredibly shocking, and to see it stopped is a huge victory for the animal rights movement. Sign the petition below to praise the officials responsible for the bust and ask that they seek the harshest possible punishments for everyone involved.


Dear Sheriff Ric Bradshaw,

Palm Beach County Police, in cooperation with Animal Recovery Mission, recently executed the largest extreme animal cruelty bust in the history of the U.S. Around 1,000 pigs, chickens, ducks, goats, horses, and dogs were taken from an interconnected group of three farms. The animals allegedly suffered abuse, neglect, torture, and death at the hands of the three owners and operators as well as the 10 employees arrested.

The scale and severity of this cruelty is absolutely shocking, and the recent bust is a victory for animal rights activists. We, the undersigned, applaud your work and ask that you seek to punish those involved to the fullest extent of the law.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Thank you Ric Bradshaw for your taking action and rescuing these defenseless animals from this cruel environment. Please go a step further and prosecute these thugs to the fullest extent of the law. These thugs need to be done the same way.But since they won’t be,put them in solitary confinement for the rest of their lives.

  2. Thank you for your brave actions. The world should have more noble men like Ric Bradshaw! May many others try to emulate him…only then will this world be a better place for our friends and co-inhabitants of this planet!

  3. Thank You Sheriff Ric Bradshaw for doing your job so efficiently in rounding these Criminals up. There is NO need for this cruelty and violation of our Laws. America thanks you.

  4. Natasha polychuk Natasha polychuk says:

    Thank u for compassion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. THANK YOU a million times for catching these MONSTERS & shutting down their horrific killing businesses — there are many ways to make a dollar but these INSANE & merciless imbeciles choose to inflict sadistic, torturous cruelty on vulnerable animals — KEEP UP YOUR GREAT WORK OF SEARCHING OUT & OBLITERATING THESE HELLHOLES — deepest thanks for rescuing these animals who so deserve happiness, good health & comfort.

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