Illegal Slaughterhouse Operator Named "Freaky" Arrested for Sledgehammering Animals

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Thanks to a five-month undercover investigation by animal rights activists, a man named Raul "Freaky" Fernandez is facing seven counts of animal cruelty. The group Animal Recover Mission went undercover and filmed Fernandez doing horrifying things to animals at his unlicensed slaughterhouse in Miami-Dade's C-9 Basin. The Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office and Miami-Dade Police Department became involved and arrested Fernandez this week.

See also: Yuppie Rambo Richard "Kudo" Couto takes on the C-9 Basin, Miami-Dade's most lawless outpost

ARM posted video from its undercover investigation today in conjunction with Fernandez's arrest. Be warned: The following footage is very graphic.

Fernandez and his workers can be seen shooting a caged pig and then ramming a hook through the animal's mouth. They then drag the pig, still alive, by the hook. Other animals are beaten and mistreated in the video. One is beaten to death with a sledgehammer.

The videos were taken just this past holiday season on December 24 and 30.

"When the Florida Legislature created the animal cruelty statute, they intended to end such brutal activities as were occurring at this illegal slaughterhouse," Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said in a statement. "No legitimate slaughterhouse operator or any self-respecting farmer would treat his livestock in such a ghastly manner."

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mari.sabel1959
mari.sabel1959

What are we going to do about this or are we going to let this happen over and over and just talk about it. They only get like 10 years probation $2000 fine. What are we going to do???????? I think we should picket outside the court room when this guys tried who is with me?

PanteraRosa
PanteraRosa

Classic Cubanaso Basura!...and you know this meat goes to all the calle ocho cafaterias - I am sure back in the 80's...a few humans found this place as their final hell just like the pigs.

Andrew J. Herrero
Andrew J. Herrero

I'm sure it feels nice to look at this person like they are bad for killing synthesized animals we inseminate and produce for this very purpose. They aren't god fairing animals that deserve a place on this planet like the rhinos, cheetahs, and elephants people. If you feel bad about this, stop eating meat, and if you are still going to eat meat, maybe you should look at videos like this and at other slaughter lots. It's funny watching people act disgusted by the way animals are handled for food prep while they have a cooked dead carcass in between two buns with special sauce. Reap what you sow.

Joseph Mazon
Joseph Mazon

Well, he's headed for jail, he can pray all day long to God or to the Santos, but off to jail he goes. Adios Muchacho!

vitaluna919
vitaluna919

what I don't understand is if there are SOO many illegal slaughterhouses in the C9 basin and everyone is aware of them why isn't more being done? I'm sure there are enough officers on hand to assign to that area for a daily canvas of the area

Aditza 'Dizzy' Reyes
Aditza 'Dizzy' Reyes

Tenia que ser cubiche ... les vale una verga ... cochinos, desgraciados ...

Samantha Ipanema
Samantha Ipanema

The worst and the most Disgusting Attorney In Miami . Michael D. Becker

Michelle Restani
Michelle Restani

the acts of these people were disgusting. I'm glad that have put a stop to it

mari.sabel1959
mari.sabel1959

Your final destination el infierno. Hope you burn in hell.

mari.sabel1959
mari.sabel1959

These are life animals, with feelings.  They scream because it hurts.  He takes them alive and dumps them in boiling water and keeps them down with pieces of wood until they drown in boiling water.  He hits thier heads with sledge hammer until he hits them so many times that he kills them, and you don't think they are suffering?  This guy is the Devil himself ok?  There is a more humane way to kill animals if you must eat meat.  I am never eating lechon again.  Ever after this. and I am going to do my own fucking investigations.  I am hispanic too, but I have nothing to do with this cuban cowboys.  I have a lot of cuban friends, but they do not do this.  But these are cuban fucking cowboys and they are going to stop this behaviour.  If you eat Lechon, hope you choke on it.

mari.sabel1959
mari.sabel1959

This people need to be sent out of this fucking country. They are dirtying our America they need to go back to their communist Cuba. Where they belong! Caged like animals.

SEEYA
SEEYA

You are a fucking idiot. These animals are not being slaughtered humanely. Sure we eat meat, but we don't shoot it and then stick a hook in it's mouth why it's still alive. Go back to the mountains, wajiro.

This also has to be an all time classic:

"They aren't god fairing animals that deserve a place on this planet like the rhinos, cheetahs, and elephants people."

mari.sabel1959
mari.sabel1959

@vitaluna919 Well that is why we need to picket outside the court room when they try this guy.  Bring the news and throw this questions out there.  Get a good amount of people to picket and have stiffer punishments for this murderers; and either give them life or throw them out of this country.

PanteraRosa
PanteraRosa

@SEEYA Wajiro is so true...these guys never wore shoes til the slaughter house issued the rubber boots

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