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Vegan model activist to plead guilty for allegedly stealing pigs in animal rights protest

Vegan model activist to plead guilty for allegedly stealing pigs in animal rights protest
Image: @veganwithlauren / Instagram

The model is facing an indictment offense charge for just ‘rescuing piglets that were in a factory farm’

A bikini model and vegan animal activist accused of stealing piglets from a piggery near Toowoomba, southern Queensland last year will plead guilty to the criminal charges.

Lauren Ann McGeachin previously posted Instagram videos of the late-night heist titled ‘piglet rescue’.

In distressing footage, the 28-year-old captured piles of dead piglets are seen stacked in a stall with a live sow and feeding piglets.

Other shots show partially buried pig carcasses and a passel of pigs huddling whilst being cooped in a metal cage with no warmth.

Vegan model activist to plead guilty for allegedly stealing pigs in animal rights protest
Image: @veganwithlauren / Instagram

Charged of Indictable offence

In a later highlight titled ‘court’, McGeachin, who rescued 2 piglets from the piggery said she had been charged of entering premises with intent to commit an indictable offence.

‘We rescued piglets a few months ago and I am now being charged with rescuing them,’ she told her followers.

“We were just trying to do the right thing, which in the law is the wrong thing.”

She also said that 8 police officers raided her home and the piglets had been confiscated.  She added that she was worried they would be euthanized since they couldn’t be returned to the piggery.

“I don’t know how they are or where they are which sucks,” she said in her video.

“They said I could be facing a $6000 and a conviction.

“Just for rescuing piglets that were in a factory farm.”

Not stock

She added that “Animals are not stock. They’re animals, they can feel pain, they feel happiness and they suffer an incredible amount in these factory farms.

“And we try and show people what really goes on there and this is what we kind of get for showing people the truth.

“I hope this reaches a lot of people and a lot of people do see this and think about their food choices.”

McGeachin was due to appear in Brisbane Magistrate’s Court today, August 12, but her lawyer requested the case be adjourned for a short plea on August 27, according to The Courier Mail.  

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