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Animal activists say they're not backing down

Posted at 6:44 AM, Apr 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-23 07:04:22-04

FORT MYERS, Fla., -- Animal activists protesting the alleged animal abuse at four slaughterhouse farms on Eastwood Acres continued their protests for the third week in a row. 

“There’s a difference between being humane and just being sick," said Eric Renegar, Sunday's protest organizer. 

Renegar, a Navy Veteran, spent nearly four hours rolling up and down the street in his electric wheelchair. He says there's nothing that can stop him from fighting for the cause. 

“So you got these ex-military guys in there, we don’t know the word ‘quit’. We keep going. And I just felt like I wanted to do my part.” 

The Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested Osmany Toledo-Suarez last week for animal abuse before being released on bail. But protesters still believe more action needs to be done. 

“To see everyone come together from all walks of life and all backgrounds," explained Renegar. "Come together for one common cause that’s greater than us, that’s what it’s all about.” 

Fox 4 reached out to State Attorney Candidate Amira Fox last week for comment but she declined to interview. Activists say they are looking forward to May 3rd where Animal Recovery Mission (A.R.M) will be presenting new evidence.