Prosecute Illegal Rabbit Sales!

Recognizing alleged animal neglect by street vendors selling rabbits in March 2013, a family of four was allegedly assaulted at their car after having reported what they saw to local law enforcement. Known Santee Alley animal sellers Norma Pluma and Juan Mena were charged and prosecuted by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office. On December 6, 2013 a jury reportedly delivered guilty verdicts on several counts including animal cruelty, illegal animal sales, and battery.

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Santee Alley” is part of the Los Angeles Fashion District and their business association has recently formed an “Illegal Animal Sales Working Group” to address this ongoing problem. The City Attorney’s office is participating directly, along with LA’s Animal Cruelty Task Force, Animal Services, and rescue groups such as Bunny World Foundation.

Take Action

Getting positive feedback from animal advocates is so important for the ongoing prosecution of crimes against animals. Write a polite letter to the City Attorney, thanking his office for its earnest attention to animal abuse prosecutions, and complimenting Deputy City Attorney Kassandra Perez for her work on the Mena/Pluma case.

The Honorable Mike Feuer, City Attorney
City of Los Angeles
200 North Main Street
Room 800
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Locals are additionally encouraged to support the prosecution by attending the sentencing hearing, currently scheduled for Tuesday, December 10th at 9am. (Always contact the Court to confirm court dates and locations as they are subject to change.)

Los Angeles County, Superior Court
Central District
Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center
Floor 7 / Division 54
210 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213- 974-6141

or

213- 974-6142

case numbers: 3CA-05256 and 3CA-05336

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