Remember PETA’s recent undercover investigation into Global Captive Breeders, LLC (GCB)? It revealed appalling abuse and neglect of nearly 16,000 rats and 600 reptiles. We have good news: Owner Mitch Behm and former manager David Delgado have been arrested and charged with a total of 223 felony cruelty-to-animals charges!
PETA’s investigation into this rat and reptile breeder and dealer revealed:
Most of this generally took place with the full knowledge of Behm.
On December 12, 2012, law-enforcement officials entered GCB in response to our investigator’s evidence and mounted what became the largest rescue of neglected rats in U.S. history and the single largest seizure of animals ever in California.
While this victory is great news and an important step toward justice for GCB’s many victims, countless animals are languishing and dying in the “pet” trade every day.