Meet the Illegal Hialeah Butchers Who Killed Hogs With Hammers and Sawed the Heads off Live Cows

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If you watched the video we posted Saturday of a hog being slaughtered in incredibly brutal fashion, these are the three fellows you should thank for putting you off your lechón forever.

Fifty-seven-year-old Rudesindo "Rudy" Acosta, 43-year-old Javier Estevanez, and 24-year-old Luis Cardoza were booked Saturday by Hialeah police after a local animal rights activist turned over undercover footage of animals being inhumanely slaughtered on an illegal farm.

Two 14-year-old "butchers" were also arrested and released to their parents, according to Eddie Rodriguez of the Hialeah Police Department.

Richard "Kudo" Couto -- the activist responsible for shutting down the nearby C-9 Basin, a hotbed of illegal slaughter -- secretly stalked the farm and made several tapes of animals being killed. Besides the footage we posted, which showed a screaming hog being stabbed and bludgeoned by Cardoza in a filthy, blood-soaked pen, another tape showed a cow's head slowly being sawed off in order to collect blood for black sausage.

According to Couto, horses and ponies -- among myriad other farm animals -- were slaughtered on the farm.

Acosta appears to have run the farm, although it's tough to call him the operation's owner because it was completely unlicensed and he was apparently squatting on land owned by the City of Hialeah.

His underlings have criminal histories in Miami-Dade County. Estevanez was charged with false imprisonment and battery in 2005; both charges were eventually dropped. In 2007, Cardoza was convicted of burglary and grand theft.

Cardoza and the two minors were Acosta's godchildren, according to police spokesman Rodriguez.

An estimated 600 animals were rescued from the farm. "Of all those animals, some were euthanized on the scene because they were in that bad condition," Rodriguez says. "Some of them have died on their way to the rescue locations. We're working on a new head count of the surviving animals."

Acosta faces 47 charges, including three animal cruelty felonies stemming from Couto's footage. Cardoza has been charged with four felony counts. Estevanez faces two felonies.

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ravensrun65
ravensrun65

Is there some way to read the entire article without that @#$%^ mini cooper advertisement blocking some of it?

Kimberly Slama
Kimberly Slama

Anyone who is anything less than horrified, disgusted and turned-off from eating animals has no heart. When you eat animals, you are paying people to abuse, torment and murder non-human animals for you. Humans have no need for meat and eat it only for pleasure which is therefore immoral.  Just because they are different from you, have no money, and don't speak your language, does not make them less important or worthy of life than you.

lch1ngon
lch1ngon

Big fucken deal...I love meat and especially Pork....get a life Stalker(undercover loser)....God place tasty animals for us to eat. And they taste good too. How about usong your extra time to fuck with the Occupy Revolution. By the way....do you have a pet pig?

scorpia scorpi
scorpia scorpi

haak ze hun hoofd levend af.maar eerst martelen deze sadistische moordenaars!!

char.
char.

Actually, I am not at all certain that animals on factory farms are treated any more humanely. Just one of the many great reasons to go Vegan.I can sleep at night because I am not the cause of any of that suffering.

tearcollector
tearcollector

The sentence they get in the end will be a slap on the wrist compared to their atrocities.Animal cruelty laws are a joke and so the abuse continues.Change the laws, watch these cunts take their punishment a tad more seriously. 

SK
SK

I dont like animals, but this is no way to treat them.. I agree, off with their heads.

glassman07eddie
glassman07eddie

The law should count how many animals was destroyed by their hand and sentence them 2 years for each count.

Brooke Schwab
Brooke Schwab

Hmmm taking shortcuts to obviously save money while the humanity of your illegal establishment is below zero on a 1-10 scale. I am a hunter and i love a big fat steak but the suffering of animals and torturing them before the die is grossly inhumane. I wonder how many other establishments are like this one and who buys their meat to keep them in business?? Wouldnt that be a way to keep these establishments to a minimum? Only buy meats from slaughterhouses with proper licenses? I dont know the rules of theses places and if thats already one or notn but hey it sounded good.

Northrnxpozur
Northrnxpozur

I hope they all get locked up and someone throws away the key. Anyone who acts like this is not someone who should be walking among us.

Shelley
Shelley

They should go to prison.

shady lady
shady lady

Don't you just love that Cubans teach their GOD CHILDREN to maim and kill and commit crimes?

cetude
cetude

Some people are into torture and snuff-they get sexually aroused doing that.

Pam
Pam

I hope they rot in hell.  For an eternity.

Pam
Pam

I live in Texas, in the USA and there have been videos of horrific calves and cows being tortured, beaten severely before they were finally murdered.  Dairy Farms across our nation have had NUMEROUS videos released of the same cruel torture that goes on in 'America's Farms and Slaughterhouses'.  The one person who commented below is right.  If you eat meat you have blood on your hands.

Jooles
Jooles

Cancer is too good for these rednecks! - Hope they rot in hell

IrishEyesAreBlue
IrishEyesAreBlue

There are not words enough to express what I feel toward these sub-human animals!!!  They should all be TIED AND STAKED IN THE SUN - and left to die a sl-o-o-o-o-ow death - with maggots crawling out of their empty eye sockets!!!!

Earl Shumaker
Earl Shumaker

Am at a loss for words.  How can humans be some inhumane ?

Tammyd9
Tammyd9

For those of you talking on here. You need to be open minded. People go to them to buy there meat the way they like it.  Weather you think its humane or not. They are knocked out then killed. I have grown up around this. I am a animal lover but some peole like thier meat without all the steriods etc in it. This is a way of life.  When you go to Publix to get your meat it was once alive also. They should not be charged with animal abuse. These animals were bought at auction, some may of been thin, broke leg etc. May of been suffering then and put out of thier misery and enjoyed by someone eating it and not wasted.

Shunter712001
Shunter712001

I hope all you POS get the F'n shit raped and beat out of you in prison by animal lovers. F'n disgusting soulless bastards!!

concerned with the stupidity
concerned with the stupidity

what people dont realise they will not face jail time most charges will get dropped.the law has to prove the animals were not purchased in the bad condition.the law has to prove they were selling the meat.. and the videos are pretty much in admissable cus were done without warrants.it was just done to make someone feel bette rabout rescueing farm animals. in the bible animals were butchered eatin and sacrificed. i eat meat i enjoy it i hunt grew up hunting and trapping for a living in the north itys still done.the amish do not use drugs or guns fro slaughter.do not judge how someone does what they do as you will be judge dhow you do.

MISCHIEFMANAGED_2
MISCHIEFMANAGED_2

THEY ARE SICK DANGEROUS BASTARDS AND THE FULL FORCE OF THE LAW NEEDS TO BE BROUGHT AGAINST THEM AND A PETITION TO DO SO NEEDS TO BE STARTED!!!!! SOMEONE PLEASE!!!

Paterno754
Paterno754

People can say what they want on here....People talk shit on here. There are a few things i learned on here. 1st. These three guys are scum. 2nd. They will be in jail for a very long time !!! 3rd. The people defending these guys are very uneducated and cowards. and 4th. Most normal people know whats right and wrong most FUCKED UP people don't.

Janis Farmanian
Janis Farmanian

they ought to lock them up and throw away the key. They make me sick. Shame on them!

Dawn Marie
Dawn Marie

hang all 3 of them and torture them sick

Tami
Tami

These sick demented bastards should get the death penalty they are obviously not fit for society!!!They are a disgrace to the human race!!! I hope they get blungened to death in there cells!!! If they don't do long hard jail time there is something seriously wrong with the legal system!!! I wouldn't waste my spit on them!!! There are no words to describe what I think of these whatever they are,SICKO'S!!!

Not_It
Not_It

I'm shocked that A&E haven't given them a show yet!

Megan Morrison
Megan Morrison

This would all be solved if people would just stop eating meat :]

Reelrx
Reelrx

Once again we see the leadership and incompetent in the city of Hialeah.  We have to live and reside with these individuals that will break every rule in the book to make a buck.  It's not their faul, this is the kind of shit Fidel has pumped our way!.  It's the city if Hialeah, Miami Gardens and Medley which look the other way when a few dollars are slipped under ther table to let these Cuban M____ckr's continue to break every guiledline, rules and licensing requirements.  Come On, these M____ckr's were using county land!!!!.

Enjoy Joe... 

XVX 'til Death
XVX 'til Death

Don't just cry over it. Do something about it!

FinalNail(dot)com

Rothchilds main bitch.
Rothchilds main bitch.

ALLL OF YOU ARE 1st WORLD (NWO) BITCHES :) first you complain about massive industrial farms, then you complain about something that people need to do when there is no "system" to hand feed you your shit for paper money. Stop being a bunch of pussies, i wonder what all you veagan fucks who live in apartments would do without organic markets and publix. Before you judge, remember that this might be you someday... IF you are LUCKY. 

circeherbivora
circeherbivora

I don't- I wish for something different.  I wish that they would suddenly FEEL utter empathy and the full impact of the suffering that they have caused these beings comes crashing down on them.  I hope they remember every whimper, every hapless moan and it breaks their hearts.  I hope the cries of the animals- that did NOT have to be killed so cruelly- haunt their dreams for the rest of their lives leaving them screaming and waking them at all hours every night. I hope their torment drives them to pray for forgiveness and mercy from the hundreds- thousands?- they have slaughtered.I hope that they can not taste, smell or see meat without flinching at the thought of the pain of the animals that the flesh was taken from.I hope that all meat tastes like ashes in their mouths and the smell of it cooking is as repugnant as a rotted corpse.THAT might be a fitting punishment for their cruelty to animals.

Mirage
Mirage

Actually, Mr. Acosta suffers from rectal cancer.

Jooles
Jooles

People like this belong in the ground!

galpal56
galpal56

They are not "knocked out" in the video. They are obviously in pain.  It has nothing to do with steroids and this illegal slaughter on property that does not even belong to these people is not the way good Americans live and behave. I have been around this too.  Please don't sympathize with these cruel and uncaring, ignorant people.  

Silo44
Silo44

Haahah there are no animal lovers in prison you idiot

Rothchilds main bitch.
Rothchilds main bitch.

woah whats that language patrono? someone must have pushed your shit in for you to be so profane.

wonder who...

Paterno754
Paterno754

Stop being an idiots. If you don't like the laws leave. We are not asking you to stay here.

malasangre
malasangre

if wishes was fishes we'd all take a swim

Paterno754
Paterno754

Rothchilds main bitch your a loser. 

Rothchilds main bitch.
Rothchilds main bitch.

apparently this nigga is a congressman or something because he is speaking for "we" of some kind. Paterno fuck you and everyone who thinks like you. I stay where i want to because u aint shieeeet.

circeherbivora
circeherbivora

 No...we'd simply be buried in huge mounds of fishes.

The Real Deal
The Real Deal

Sorry not directed to Paterno754 but intended for Rothschilds main bitch.

The Real Deal
The Real Deal

WTF are you taking about? Fax. Yeah, no I don't have one. Can't remember the last time I used one. 

Oh and btw, stupid is as stupid does. I mean really? You're going to place an illegal ad on craigslist saying you're someone you're not. You do realize you just let us ALL know what kind of bullsh*t you're up to. Again, as I said before, you've got an awful lot of time to spend jerking off on the internet. That's more than likely because you're unemployed, not married or a father and probably lonely. That's why you keep coming back to rant on this site. We're all you've got. Well and I guess you'll always have your balls.

Paterno754
Paterno754

A PUNK like you would never put his name up here because your a COWARD

Paterno754
Paterno754

I looked it up....you can't spell it....why are you a liar, a loser and a pathetic piece of shit. Just meet me later I will be there....you won't show up because your a coward. Just in case I'm white 6'4" and 230 pounds. I will be easy to spot.

Rothchilds main bitch.
Rothchilds main bitch.

maybe i dont give a fuck. my time is for what i want, not what you think i should do. 

its too much fun to detach people like paterno from reality. this dumbass is playing detective to a story which is clearly no more than a troll. 

please send this shit to the sun sentinel. ahahahahahah 

BTW, YOU STILL HAVE A FAX? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH

OH AND CRISTINA OJEDA YOU LIKE EVERY HATER COMMENT!be carefull, displaying first and last names on a blog after talkin shit to someone like me might not be a clever idea. all i have to do is whitepage you and make an ad on craigslist offering "services" hahahahah more trolllolololol

The Real Deal
The Real Deal

For someone who comes from such an "important" family, you sure do have a lot of spare time to be f*cking around on the internet. Why don't you spend more time with your wife and kids? Might make you a better person instead of trying to feel important by being such an asshole behind your (note the proper use of "your") computer. The truth is you're a little, lonely man-child with nothing better to do with yourself. You talk about your balls so much that I think they must be lonely too!

galpal56
galpal56

I'm sure you have nothing to do with Cargill (you can't even spell it correctly)

Paterno754
Paterno754

I'm in the process of calling Cargil to let them know all about what you are saying....next..I have made a copy of all your post on here and i'm going to fax them to your family and to the Sun-Sentinal. What do you have say now big mouth.

Rothchilds main bitch.
Rothchilds main bitch.

CARGIL. look it up inbred. we deal with slaughterhouses all day everyday. and we dont tape it, or kill one single cow. we kill 1,000 and they dont get to even see who killed them because it is a machine that does it. we make tons of money and people love the meat.... and guess what! ITS ALLLLLL LEGAL BIZNITCHHHHH! do you see the problem?

Paterno754
Paterno754

You said your family owns cowgil ??? like we all know what that is.....must be a big company ???

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