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Police want witnesses to horror attack on pigs, chickens

Polly the pig is resting in her pen at Djanbung Gardens after a vicious attack earlier this month.
Polly the pig is resting in her pen at Djanbung Gardens after a vicious attack earlier this month. Cathy Adams

POLICE are renewing calls for witnesses to come forward in relation to the animal cruelty incident at Nimbin.

A pig was raped and seven chickens were brutally killed at Djanbung Gardens during the horrific incident on December 13.

Manager of Djanbung Gardens, Robin Francis, today told police: "Polly is slowly recovering but will probably never be the same. We also lost seven heritage chickens which will be very hard to replace."

"We really want to thank police for their prompt attention and following up.

"The whole community is in deep shock, but has been very supportive."

Ms Francis also said there was a $6100 reward on offer for information that leads to a conviction - $5000 of that from PETA, $1000 from a Nimbin resident and another $100 put up by another Nimbin resident.

Ms Francis said if anyone wanted to visit Polly, she will be accepting visitors and well-wishers after January 4, Wednesdays to Saturdays.

If anyone has any information about who is responsible for the attack, please call police or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

"Perhaps you heard something on Cecil St that night, or you know who the offenders are," Ms Francis said.

Topics:  animal cruelty nimbin peta police



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