21 December 2010

Paul Sorvino’s daughter helps uncover New Jersey horse slaughter

Amanda Sorvino (daughter of Goodfellas actor Paul Sorvino), along with the non-profit organization Guardians of Rescue announced yesterday that they intend to put a stop to the horrific conditions that horses are subjected to at a New Jersey exotic animal feed supplier.

With a philosophy of ‘Our only goal is satisfied customers,’ Bravo Packing Plant in Salem County starves horses to provide lean meat for exotic carnivores throughout America. Lean meat is more expensive than regular horse meat according to Ms. Sorvino’s web page. When Sorvino found out about Bravo, she went undercover at the operation to reveal their barbaric practices, which include multiple acts of torture and abuse; she also managed to rescue some of the horses.

“Beyond the issue of abuse, at least one of the horses was infected with a serious bacterial infection,” said Sorvino.

“The horses were emaciated and some violently abused, all living in unspeakable conditions,” said Robert Misseri, president of Guardians of Rescue.

Video footage and audio evidence has been handed over to the Prosecutor’s office in Salem.

For more information on Amanda Sorvino and her horse rescue, please visit http://graydapple.org

For more information on the work of Guardians of Rescue, please visit http://guardiansofrescue.org

Bev Hahler | @redhotvegan
Bev, a vegetarian since she was 14 years old, became more interested in veganism several years ago after studying Agro-business as part of an Ecology degree. She has a gorgeous daughter in second grade who has been a vegetarian her whole life (lucky girl). Follow Bev on her blog and Facebook.

Photo credit: graydapple.org screen capture


  1. Mira -- look out. Your sister is getting more press than you ... and for an awesome reason, too!

  2. YES we must stop this we must have help from as many people as we can get these horses suffer horrible deaths. CLOSE NEWHOLLAND AUCTION down yesterday MONDAY more than 700 horses will go to slaughter. Thank you for helping do this for them they do so much for us.

    Columbus Auction dogs, cats, small animals close it down
    Open SPCA's for free adoptions you just have to pay to have them fixed
    People are using animals another species on this planet to make money.

  3. Dear Ones:

    I have come to know Amanda in the last few months and she is a force to be reckoned with. Her love and passion for horses and other animals is a part of her.

    From my own observations, her animals are devoted to her and they are lovingly cared for.

    Amanda is an inspiration. Pure and simple.

    All Love
    Padme A'Tea

  4. I admire anyone who works to prevent animal cruelty and who rescues those in danger. The extent of human greed and sadism are mind boggling. I hope the prosecutor takes this seriously and does not just ignore what is happening to the horses or refuse to charge those involved to the fullest extent of the law.