|Raul Segundo Fernandez|
The cops arrested Raul Segundo Fernandez Wednesday and charged him with seven felony counts of animal cruelty.
So what is it that Fernandez is accused of doing?
The Herald's David Ovalle explains: "At an illegal slaughterhouse in West Miami-Dade, pigs were shot, stabbed, beaten with sledgehammers and gutted and boiled while alive..."
But every Cuban, every Nicaraguan, every Puerto Rican...everyone in Miami-Dade County who patronized his illegal slaughterhouse for their Noche Buena pig, are Fernandez's accomplices, and are just as guilty as he is.
On a side note, perhaps today's arrest of Fernandez will motivate the Miami Herald's Cuban Culture Pontificator-in-Chief, Fabiola Santiago, to write a column that explains why Cuban - and other Hispanic cultures - turn a blind eye to this kind of unspeakable animal cruelty.
Go head, Fabi, I'm all ears.
Court records show Fernandez is already on probation following a 2013 conviction for marijuana trafficking.
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Local 10's Christina Vazquez reports the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office "confirmed [Fernandez's] arrest is related to undercover surveillance video provided by Animal Recovery Mission."
Vazquez adds that "Richard Couto of ARM has been monitoring this particular property for quite some time."
(If you have the stomach for it, you can watch an unedited and EXTREMELY GRAPHIC version of ARM's undercover video by clicking here.)
Click here to see a 2009 profile of Couto by CNN's John Zarella.