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Breaking! ARM’s Latest Undercover Investigation Exposes Extreme Animal Cruelty At Mary’s Ranch, Matador Cabrera Slaughterhouse In South Florida

Today, Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) released findings from its latest undercover investigation, Operation Mary’s Ranch, Matadero Cabrera. Owned and operated by Rodolfo Cabrera for more than 43 years, Mary’s Ranch, Matadero Cabrera Slaughterhouse is known for its live animal markets where live animals, including goats, lambs, cows, chickens, and pigs, are sold to customers who wait while the poor animals are barbarically killed and butchered for their meat.

As explained in a press conference held this morning, an ARM undercover operative was hired as a meat processor at the South Florida-based slaughterhouse, which is the only USDA federal slaughter operation in the area.

USDA appointed inspectors and federal veterinarians are stationed on-site to reportedly oversee, mandate, and regulate food safety requirements, as well as the treatment of animals when the animals are sold and slaughtered for human consumption.

However, ARM’s investigation, which included the first unannounced inspection of the facility, unveiled felony violations involving animal abuse, torture, inhumane handling of animals, and selling of unadulterated meat, as well as incriminating evidence of the gross misconduct of the Humane Slaughter Act of the United States.

The evidence made it clear that Cabrera is a threat to both animal and public safety.

Some of the violations observed by ARM’s undercover investigator included, but are not limited to:

  • PROLONGED TORTURE – Untrained workers killed cows using captive bolt guns with improper techniques. Horrifically, ARM documented multiple occasions where seven to eight attempts were made before the animals were knocked down, which is a felony criminal act. Void of using any stunning methods, the animals were subsequently stabbed to death.

  • ANIMALS DROWNED ALIVE IN BOILING WATER – Pigs were not stunned in alignment with the USDA Humane Slaughter Act. Inadequate voltages were also used to electrocute the animals who were stabbed and thrown into vats of boiling water while alive and conscious.

  • CUSTOMERS PARTICIPATING IN THE KILLING PROCESS – ARM documented workers taking random customers onto the killing floors and handing them loaded bolt guns to partake in the killing process for non-religious reasons. The animals suffered immensely.

These serious violations and criminal acts occurred in the presence of USDA inspectors, veterinarians, and local law enforcement officers. No interception was ever witnessed by ARM.

“Crimes against these innocent animals have been happening for decades at this house of horrors, with the knowledge of USDA inspectors and law enforcement alike. It is shocking that it took a small charity to go undercover to bring to light the extreme violations occurring at the Mary’s Ranch, Matador Cabrera Slaughterhouse,” said ARM Founder, Richard “Kudo” Couto.

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New Bill Requires Creation Of A Dedicated U.S. Department Of Justice Division To Ensure The Enforcement Of Animal Cruelty Crimes

Senator Mike Braun of Indiana and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island have introduced the bipartisan Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act to ensure that the federal government has a dedicated office for the enforcement of animal cruelty statutes. Senator Braun and Senator Whitehouse are joined on this bipartisan bill by original co-sponsors Senator John Kennedy, Senator Martha McSally, and Senator Richard Blumenthal.

The Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act would create by statute a dedicated Animal Cruelty Crimes Division at the Department of Justice (DOJ) to aid in the investigation, enforcement, and subsequent prosecution of felony animal cruelty crimes. It also would require DOJ to report annually on the progress made enforcing animal cruelty statutes.

“America has recently taken big steps to crack down on animal cruelty with new laws to protect animals from torture and abuse, but we need further action to ensure these laws are being enforced across the country and track our progress in eradicating animal cruelty,” Senator Braun said in a statement.

Within the last two years, several prominent animal welfare statutes signed into law have vastly expanded the breadth and depth of the animal cruelty laws on the federal books.

As previously reported by WAN, The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, the Parity in Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act, and the Pet and Women Safety Act have added important new laws to the federal code. These laws were passed with significant bipartisan support for the purposes of addressing animal cruelty issues head-on, recognizing the increasingly large body of research that closely links violence against animals with violence against humans.

“I am pleased to join my colleague Senator Braun to introduce this legislation to protect animal welfare,” stated Senator Whitehouse. “We need to make sure laws related to serious negligence and cruelty toward animals are clear and enforceable, and that the Department of Justice has the dedicated resources it needs to prosecute them.”

Over the past several years, the Department of Justice has taken steps to invest significant amounts of attorney time into reviewing reports of animal cruelty and investigating cases. However, given the significant influx of laws on the books, it is important that a dedicated section be established.

“People who abuse innocent animals often turn their violence on innocent people. The Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act would help better prevent and prosecute animal cruelty, and I’m proud to partner with Senator Braun and my colleagues to keep our communities safe from sick people who target helpless creatures,” concluded Senator Kennedy.

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Demand Intensifies To End Shipments Of Live Animals Through The U.S. Postal Service To Prevent Cruelty & Deaths During Transport





Today, Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL) released a video documenting the barbaric practice of shipping sentient living beings through the U.S. mail. This is especially important for those people who may be in denial about the issue.

As the uproar grows over what appears to be the deliberate sabotage of the nation’s postal service, Americans are complaining that their prescriptions, social security checks, paychecks, and other crucial items are ending up in a twilight zone of bureaucratic bungling.

Sadly, there is one group of individuals who cannot complain and who are being subject to cruelty and death. That is animals. Many Americans are not aware that it is a common practice to ship animals, like baby chickens, in the U.S. mail. This has been a controversial policy for years as it has been documented that the animals often die in transport. Others die a slow, agonizing death when the recipient fails to pick up the package.

Now, political appointees are reportedly removing crucial sorting equipment in an apparent attempt to skew the upcoming Presidential election in favor of the incumbent. As this crisis escalates, a growing contingent of animal loving Americans are demanding a change in the rules to prevent animals from being subjected to needless cruelty on a journey that would likely end in death.

“Postal employees have expressed to us their horror over the practice of live animal shipments. As it is a federal offense to tamper with U.S. mail, postal workers are forced to listen to the chirps of chicks dying inside abandoned boxes that the workers are legally not allowed to open. This is emotionally traumatizing to the postal workers. It’s also animal torture,” said Judie Mancuso, Founder and President of Social Compassion in Legislation.

The organization sponsors lifesaving animal protection legislation in California and New York, including the Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act, banning animals in circuses, and ending fur trapping throughout the state.

“Given that our toxic relationship with animals is what has left our economy crippled by a zoonotic virus that jumped from animals to people, the last thing we should be doing is doubling down on animal torture. It is time for us and the Postal Service to evolve,” concluded Mancuso. “We demand that all live animal shipments via the U.S. mail end immediately and permanently, which can be done with relatively easy regulatory changes.”

Please sign this Care2 petition, to help stop the live shipments of animals via the U.S. Postal ServiceHERE!

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