Over the weekend you might have seen social media post about protestors lining up on Eastwood Acres Road in Fort Myers.
This was the latest in a series of demonstrations about the ranches on that a road.
The first demonstration came from Arms Recovery Mission. The non-profit organization aims to stop extreme animal cruelty.
ARM claims four ranches are operating illegal slaughterhouses. It released footage it claims came from inside those ranches.
Organizers also say they have been investigating the ranches for more than two years on what they call abuse.
Reports show ranchers denying the cruelty in the past. They also refused to be interviewed by several media outlets during the protest.
Several animals were seen in pens from the road.
The footage the group released is very graphic.
ARM wants action from the County. But, there is a problem.
The State’s Attorney released in a statement saying there are legal issues with how the group obtained the disturbing video. Because of that, it can’t be used in court.
So what’s next?
There is a petition online asking the county to put an end to these ranches.
If you would like to know more about ARMS or see the petition for yourself click the links below.