Justice for Animals Allegedly Slaughtered by Trespasser

Target: Joel Buckingham, District Attorney, Hollister, San Benito County, California, US

Goal: Ensure the accused faces full legal consequences for his alleged actions

In Hollister, Calif., a community was left in shock as a man reportedly trespassed into an agriculture barn and brutally ended the lives of two innocent farm animals with an axe. Allegations suggest that this heinous act involved the slaughter of a pig and a goat, both being raised by students of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) program for educational purposes. The incident, described as deeply disturbing, has not only taken away these animals but also a piece of the students’ hard work and dedication.

Details emerging from the investigation indicate that Anthony Madruga, aged 51, is the person accused of this barbaric crime. Students involved with the FFA program shared their horror upon discovering their animals in such a tragic state, highlighting the emotional toll beyond the immediate physical violence. One student recounted the trauma of finding their goat, Stetson, reportedly lying lifeless and bloodied, a sight described as devastating and unimaginably painful. Another student’s pig, reportedly injured in the assault, brings to light the cruelty of the attack and its lasting impact on those who cared for these animals.

This grievous incident raises serious questions about animal welfare and the safety of educational agricultural programs. It compels us to demand rigorous legal scrutiny and appropriate punishment for the accused, if found guilty, to prevent such atrocities from recurring. Justice for the reportedly slain and injured animals is paramount, alongside ensuring the protection of students’ endeavors in such valuable educational activities. Call upon the District Attorney to pursue this case with the utmost seriousness, ensuring that if found guilty, the perpetrator faces the full extent of the law.


Dear DA Joel Buckingham,

The recent allegations against Anthony Madruga for the brutal slaughter of two farm animals in Hollister have stirred widespread outrage and sorrow within our community. Such acts of violence against defenseless animals, raised by students for educational purposes, are not only shocking but deeply traumatic for the youths involved. This reported incident not only robbed them of their animals but also of their sense of security and trust in the sanctity of their educational environment.

The details of this case, as reported, are particularly harrowing. A pig and a goat, months old and being prepared for show and auction, were apparent killed in an act of wanton violence. Students were left to discover the aftermath, a scenario no young person should ever face. These details, disturbing in their specificity, underline the necessity for a response that matches the gravity of the reported crime. It is imperative that our legal system acts decisively to address this wrongdoing, ensuring that the message is clear: such acts will not be tolerated.

We urge you to take swift and firm action in this case. The community looks to your office for justice and reassurance that safety and compassion remain paramount values in our society. We implore you to ensure that, if found guilty, the accused is held accountable to the fullest extent possible under the law. Our collective sense of justice and our commitment to the well-being of all community members, human and animal alike, depend on it.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Marian Florinel Condruz


  1. The sentence for anthony the scumbag is death.

  2. We know one thing for certain … our legal team, our supposed laws against these crimes, will not do anything. Absolutely nothing! Why? Who knows?

  3. The court should ordered Anthony Madrugabe to slaughter.

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