Target: Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Miami-Dade State Attorney
Goal: Prosecute violent animal killer to the full extent of the law
Earlier this month, a third man was arrested on animal cruelty charges for his alleged role in unimaginable animal abuse that took place at a slaughterhouse in Miami-Dade. The owners and operators of this illegal operation had been accused of shooting, stabbing, and boiling pigs alive, many times for their own amusement.
Thanks to the work of an undercover investigation by a private group, Yurianne “Elvin” Hervis-Gonzalez was arrested and charged with 30 felony counts of animal cruelty for his alleged role in the Miami-Dade slaughterhouse. Hervis-Gonzalez reportedly beat, kicked and dragged pigs on their way to be boiled by placing hooks in their mouths. Undercover video shows this horrific abuse as pigs are heard squealing in unimaginable pain.
According to the Miami Herald, investigators believe that Hervis-Gonzalez was one of the most violent offenders connected with this case. “He was probably the most wanted, most violent animal killer in the United States,” said Richard Couto, founder of the Animal Recovery Mission. “He was seen laughing in many of the undercover videos. He certainly took pleasure in what he was doing.” Besides allegedly torturing pigs before brutally killing them, Hervis-Gonzalez was also accused of being involved in animal fighting and the sale of illegal horse meat.
Hervis-Gonzalez’s former slaughterhouse employer Raul “Freaky” Fernandez was has also been arrested on animal cruelty charges, as was fellow employee Yonisley “Pipe” Garcia. By signing the petition below, you will ask Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle to do everything in her power to ensure that in the event Hervis-Gonzalez is convicted of these crimes, he is given the maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine of $10,000 for each of the 30 animal cruelty charges against him.
Dear Ms. Katherine Fernandez Rundle,
I was pleased to learn that Miami-Dade police officers arrested Yurianne “Elvin” Hervis-Gonzalez and charged him with 30 counts of felony animal cruelty for the torture that he allegedly inflicted on helpless animals while working at an illegal slaughterhouse. This man was known to beat, kick and drag pigs on their way to be boiled. Undercover cameras filmed this abuse and Hervis-Gonzalez’s apparent joy in inflicting pain on animals.
Besides allegedly torturing pigs before brutally killing them, Hervis-Gonzalez was also accused of being involved in animal fighting and the sale of illegal horse meat. Please do everything in your power to see that in the event that Hervis-Gonzalez is convicted, he is given the maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine of $10,000 for each of the 30 animal cruelty charges against him.
[Your Name Here]
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