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Owner of Backyard Butchery Faces Criminal Charges

Roberto Celedon pleaded guilty to animal cruelty after authorities raided his illegal backyard slaughter operation.

Two months after Mercy For Animals circulated shocking footage of a Los Angeles-area backyard-slaughter operation, the owner of the facility has plead guilty to felony animal cruelty. According to MFA, 26-year-old Roberto Celedon faces 90 days in jail and five years probation following the incident, along with a $4,000 fine, court-ordered animal-cruelty classes, and several other penalties. Celedon was arrested in April after local Animal Control officers raided his illegal operation in response to MFA’s allegations. As a result of that raid, authorities managed to rescue dozens of sick, injured, and neglected animals, who are currently recovering from the ordeal at the nearby Gentle Barn animal sanctuary.

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