Interesting discussion topic I thought. I'm sure there will be some hefty fines handed out as it sounds like it was actually more like an illegal meat processing plant rather than just a homekill type thing!
I wonder who will get the fines? the farmers selling the meat? The processors buying the meat? The punters buying the meat?
Wow that's a big operation, I wonder how it went unnoticed for so long?
And $100k is a huge fine!
I wonder what the motivations were, maybe the customers were people who live in urban areas but wanted the benefits of 'homekill' meat? Or maybe they just wanted cheaper meat?
Makes you wonder how many other operations are out there like this.