We have had an update mesasage today (27/6/12) from Kate at Mercy For Animals’ regarding one of their recent investigations.
The link to our past post on this investigation is as follows:
Message: Thank you for reporting on Mercy For Animals’ undercover investigation into animal abuse at an illegal backyard slaughter facility.
I am writing to notify you of an update in the case. Roberto Celedon, who illegally butchered animals in his backyard, pleaded guilty to one felony and one misdemeanor through a plea agreement, and was sentenced to 90 days in jail.
Yesterday (June 26, 2012), he began his sentence. In addition to jail time, Celedon received 5 years’ probation.
He must pay nearly $4,000 in fines and attend 48 animal cruelty classes.
Celedon is prohibited from possessing or owning animals, operating a meat-producing facility, attending auctions where animals are sold, and selling meat products.
I hope that you have a great day.
News like this means we will have a great day ! – a prosecution like this shows so much why the US ‘Ag Gag’ legislation needs to be scrapped.