Federal Agents Raid Bay Area Slaughterhouse

PETALUMA (KPIX 5) — The Bay Area’s last remaining slaughterhouse is at the center of a major federal investigation.

Agents from the U.S. Department of Agriculture along with Petaluma police served a search warrant at ta slaughterhouse owned and operated by the Rancho Veal Corporation on Friday.

KPIX 5 observed USDA agents leaving the premises with boxes and loading them into cars.

The Sonoma County beef and veal slaughter facility appeared to still be up and operational while authorities served the warrant.

KPIX 5 tried to speak with owner Jesse John Amaral at his home, but his wife turned our reporter away at the door.

In 2012, the slaughterhouse expanded their operations to include hogs.

This is not the first time the Rancho Veal Corp. slaughterhouse has been in the news. Animal rights advocates such as PETA and ALF have staged protests at the facility.

The USDA has told KPIX 5 they will not be able to shed light on the investigation until Monday.

  • Brittius

    Reblogged this on Brittius.com.

  • http://buywebsiteswithtraffic.com/newspaperservice/petaluma-beef-being-recalled-after-cows-not-inspected-before-slaughter-patch-com/ Petaluma Beef Being Recalled After Cows Not Inspected Before Slaughter – Patch.com | Newspaper

    […] The facility was raided by federal and local authorities on Friday,according to KPIX5. […]

  • http://googlenewstoday.com/petaluma-beef-being-recalled-usda-says-cattle-not-inspected-before/ Petaluma Beef Being Recalled — USDA Says Cattle Not Inspected Before … | Google News Today

    […] The trickery was raided by sovereign and internal authorities on Friday, according to KPIX5. […]

  • http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/02/08/petaluma-slaughterhouse-recalls-8-7-million-pounds-of-beef/ Petaluma Slaughterhouse Recalls 8.7 Million Pounds Of Beef « CBS San Francisco

    […] month the company recalled more than 40,000 pounds of meat products produced on Jan. 8 that also didn’t undergo a full […]

  • http://eldoradofrontier.com/articles/2014/meat-petaluma-beef-recall-may-shipped-el-dorado-county-stores Meat From Petaluma Beef Recall May Have Been Shipped to El Dorado County Stores | El Dorado Frontier

    […] Rancho Feeding Corporation issued a separate recall in January for meat that wasn’t properly inspected before the cattle were slaughtered, according to the USDA. The slaughterhouse was raided by federal and local authorities just before that recall was issued, a Bay Area TV station reported. […]

blog comments powered by Disqus
Guide To The Holidays
Shine A Light On The Holiday Season With ‘Giving Tuesday’

Listen Live