Target: Pam Bondi, Florida Attorney General
Goal: Prosecute owner of illegal slaughterhouse who severely abused animals
Last Chance for Animals (LCA), an activist group based in Los Angeles, recently completed an undercover investigation of Hernandez Farm, a backyard slaughter operation in Tampa, Florida. The farm, owned and run by a man named Brulio Hernandez, is an illegal business that sells fresh meat to paying customers. While illegally selling meat is itself a crime, what makes Hernandez Farm so disturbing is how the animals are treated.
LCA recorded numerous atrocities at the establishment. Horses, cattle, sheep, goats, lamas, donkeys, ponies, pigs, dogs, cats and birds are all forced to live together on the small property. They have little or no food, poor drinking water, and inadequate room to move. Many of these creatures are chosen for the slaughter, and their deaths are excruciating. LCA footage depicts Hernandez shooting, stabbing, and dragging these animals around the property. The animals struggle and scream in pain before bleeding to death on a butcher table. The carcasses are then carved up, cooked, and served to customers.
Hernandez’s behavior is unacceptable. He cannot be allowed to treat animals so poorly. When a person owns innocent creatures, he or she is responsible for ensuring those creatures have happy lives. They must be given suitable food, water, and shelter and allowed to roam freely. If the animals are destined for the slaughter, their deaths must be as painless as possible.
Urge Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to prosecute Hernandez and shut down his illegal backyard slaughter operation. Hernandez, as well as other would-be animal abusers, must understand that cruelty towards innocent creatures is wrong and leads to severe punishment.
Dear Ms. Bondi,
Please prosecute Brulio Hernandez, the owner of the Tampa establishment Hernandez Farm. This illegal backyard slaughter operation is incredibly cruel to animals and Hernandez should be punished severely for his crimes.
Last Chance for Animals (LCA), an activist group, recently recorded several hours of undercover footage at Hernandez Farm, and the results were staggering. Large groups of animals are kept on the property with no food, no water, and little space to move. When they are selected for slaughter, the animals are shot, stabbed, dragged, and forced to slowly bleed to death on a butcher’s table. They suffer tremendously and needlessly just so Hernandez can make a profit selling their meat.
This behavior is unacceptable. Hernandez cannot be allowed to get away with treating innocent creatures so cruelly. Please prosecute this man and ensure he is punished to the fullest extent of the law.
[Your Name Here]
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