At one of the three locations under investigation, Rancho Garcia, owner Jorge Garcia was found to be butchering a variety of animals, including horses, for human consumption. Other live animals were being used for fighting and black magic rituals. In the process of being killed, the animals were brutalized by being shot with a low-caliber gun and stabbed with a dull blade. Those still waiting to be slaughtered fared little better, ARM reports:
"The animals on this property lived in deplorable structures and improper shelter. ARM investigators had never seen these animals fed or having food nor provided with clean water. The only food source they have available are intestines, blood and carcasses of newly slaughtered animals. Pigs have even been documented by ARM to be eating off the carcasses of hanging butchered animals, swarmed with flies and are awaiting customer sales."
The facility was also host to a puppy mill, where young dogs were treated no better than animals raised to be killed.