Two arrested in suspected illegal slaughter house
SOUTH MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Miami-Dade Police raided an alleged illegal slaughter house Friday morning where they arrested two people.
Richard Couto of the Animal Recovery Mission said animals of all kinds were allegedly being brutally slaughtered at a farm located just off Eureka Drive and Krome. "Everything from horses, sheep, goats, every bird you can think of, geese, chickens, roosters, doves, pigeons, rabbits," said Couto.
Couto went on to say just how brutal these slaughters were conducted. "What they would do with the rabbits, they would stab them to death, throw them into a cage, a dog crate, and let them panic," he said.
Miami-Dade Police responded to the area after a lengthy investigation. The State Attorney's Office issued a warrant for the arrest of the two people in connection to the slaughter house. They were taken into custody upon officers arriving on the scene.
Friday afternoon, officers remained on the scene recovering any animals that were sparred from being slaughtered thanks to this raid by authorities.
Last week, three men were arrested in connection to another illegal slaughterhouse located at 25775 SW 177th Ave. in Miami. Miami-Dade Police and the State Attorney's Office said they are not going to stand for this alleged animal cruelty.
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