Target: Dave Aronberg, State Attorney for Palm Beach County
Goal: Increase the lenient sentence given to man who tortured and illegally slaughtered thousands of farm animals over three decades.
A man convicted of the torture and barbaric murder of thousands of farm animals at an illegal slaughterhouse has only been given suspended jail time. Undercover videos show goats and other farm animals at Medina Farms in Palm Beach County, Florida, being horrifically mistreated and killed with rifles and knives without pain relief. Yet, the owner of the operation, Monieram Rathibhan, has only been given three years of probation, including 90 days in jail that can be converted to house arrest.
Moreover, Rathibhan is seen grossly mishandling the animals himself in the footage. He is seen cutting into a fully conscious goat’s neck while the animal struggles and shooting a cow in the head. The cow was still alive as Rathibhan cut its neck and another worker proceeded to butcher the animal. Reports reveal that thousands of animals were “tortured, brutalized and lived in squalor” at the facility.
Sign this petition demanding that Rathibhan’s sentence is severely increased, to ensure that no more animals suffer the horror these innocent farm animals endured.
Dear Mr. Aronberg,
The owner of Medina Farms has been let off with an extremely lenient sentence despite the extent of the horrors endured by animals at his illegal slaughtering facility for three decades. Undercover footage shows owner Monieram Rathibhan slaughtering a fully conscious goat and shooting a cow in the head and cutting its neck while still alive, among other horrific acts.
However, Rathibhan has only been given three years of probation, including 90 days in jail that can be converted to house arrest. This is not a harsh enough punishment for abuse of this magnitude. The thousands of animals who were “tortured, brutalized and lived in squalor” and died horrific deaths at this facility deserve proper justice.
Please review this man’s sentence and increase it to fully reflect the extent of the cruelty involved and signal that animal abuse is severely punishable by law.
[Your Name Here]
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