25/06/2018 – MiamiHerald. / A Florida man could go to federal prison for running a slaughterhouse with an inhumane way of saying “That’s all, folks” to its pigs.
El Milagro Nursery President Victor Gonzalez, the 53-year-old who directed the slaughtering, pleaded guilty to one count of inhumane slaughter. Federal authorities didn’t need to coax witnesses against Gonzalez or hit El Milagro’s Loxahatchee facility with search warrants to gather evidence for this case.
Everything happened in front of federal officers during an inspection of the slaughterhouse.
Despite the finality of the pig pen to plate path, governing rules exist. The Humane Methods of Slaughter Act states animals must be “rendered insensible to pain .. .prior to the animal being shackled, hoisted, thrown, cast, or cut,” according to court documents.