Three Men Arrested for Inhumanely Slaughtering Animals in South Florida
MIAMI (AP) - Three men face felony animal cruelty charges after a raid at a South Florida business that sold live animals.
About 75 animals were taken into custody after Friday's raid at VIP Animal Sales in south Miami-Dade County.
The business legally sold fowl and pigeons from roadside pens. But according to arrest warrants, at the rear of the nearly 5-acre property, the men inhumanely slaughtered animals for meat in filthy conditions.
Miami-Dade authorities raided the property after an eight-month undercover investigation by Miami Beach-based Animal Recovery Mission. According to affidavits, the also men offered fighting roosters for sale.
Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle tells The Miami Herald that "such unnecessary brutality demeans not just the people who do it, but those who would stand by and let it happen."
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