USA: UPDATE – Excellent Result For Mercy For Animals’ – And Proof Why ‘Ag Gag’ Legislation Must Be Banned Now !

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:

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/usa-mercy-for-animals-hidden-camera-footage-leads-to-arrest-and-criminal-charges-in-california-this-is-what-ag-gag-in-other-states-is-attempting-to-prevent-who-is-the-real-criminal/

Website: http://MercyForAnimals
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.

SAV Comment:

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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