Horse owner faces animal cruelty case
A NIMBIN man facing six animal cruelty charges relating to two horses will fight the charges in court.
After receiving reports from members of East Coast Horse Rescue on October 8, police made inquiries into the welfare of two horses on a 14ha Thorburn St property owned by Liam Brehme.
One horse was allegedly found to be malnourished and dehydrated, and another, which was euthanised by a vet, was allegedly found to have an extensive skin disease and was believed to be susceptible to terminal heart failure.
Mr Brehme, the man behind the push to get Zorbing at Nimbin and the Nimbin Rox YHA owner, did not appear in court to answer charges including committing an act of cruelty upon an animal, failing to provide veterinary treatment and failing to provide proper and sufficient food and drink to an animal.
His barrister, Megan Cusack told the court her client would like the matter set down for a hearing in the Lismore Local Court. Magistrate R Denes adjourned the matters until April at Lismore Local Court.