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Porn Star Jailed on Cruelty Charges

Written by PETA | July 15, 2011

Adult film star Raul Armenteros and another man have each been charged with 22 counts of cruelty to animals after police allegedly discovered a menagerie of animals—including roosters, guinea hens, pigeons, goats, and a duck—baking inside their locked van in the scorching Miami heat. Reportedly, the goats were all tied up inside plastic bags, and one was already dead when police arrived.
 

 
It isn’t clear what Armenteros intended to do with the animals. What is clear is that he should never have left them to suffer inside a hot vehicle, as is alleged. On a mild day, the temperature inside a car parked in the shade with the windows cracked can reach 100 to 120 degrees in a few minutes. Animals left in these conditions can suffer and die from heatstroke in just 15 minutes.

If you see an animal inside a hot car, have the owner paged and call the police. If the animal’s life appears to be in immediate danger, free the animal and wait for authorities. For more information on rescuing animals left inside vehicles, see PETA’s tip sheet.

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • jaki lucas says:

    what a evil person im glad they went to jail shame they didnt throw away the key

  • Hannah says:

    That is so sad. :(

  • hannah says:

    @Animal Cruelty Advocate Not all porn stars are bad people.

  • Carla* says:

    What a frickin’ loser!! I’m sick and tired of hearing about these situations. We really need the perpetrators to feel the way these animals had felt. They have no way of escape!! One could only wonder about the horrors these animals would have faced by these so called “men” if it weren’t for some passer by intervening? God bless them! Hopefully they don’t get custody of them once this boils over?? Any petitions to sign?

  • Animal Cruelty Advocate says:

    WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM A PORN STAR! HE HAS NO CONSCIENCE!

  • Lauren Holt says:

    … Tied up… in a plastic bag? My God.

  • id rather go naked than wear fur says:

    Never leave an animal inside the car or any vechiles

  • Sydney says:

    Did any of the animals survive?

  • kathy says:

    In what world is this barbaric reject a porn star?! GAG! Their ignorance and cruelty is extreme.

  • Kathy Ostram says:

    What is wrong with people? I just do not understand how anyone can be cruel to poor innocent animals. Punish to the full extent of the law for them all!

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