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Polly the Pig. (supplied)
Polly the Pig. (supplied)

Police have renewed a call for witnesses to come forward in relation to an animal cruelty incident at Nimbin in which a pig was sexually assaulted and seven chickens were killed at Djanbung Gardens on 13 December.

Djanbung Gardens manager Robyn Francis has told police that Polly the pig was slowly recovering but would probably never be the same.

Robin Francis with the remaining chickens. (supplied)
Robyn Francis with the remaining chickens. (supplied)

‘We also lost seven heritage chickens which will be very hard to replace,’ Ms Francis said.

‘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 that there was a $6,100.00 reward on offer for information that leads to a conviction; $5,000.00 from the animal rights group, PETA, $1,000 from a Nimbin resident and another $100 put up by another Nimbin resident.

Ms Francis said that if anyone wanted to visit Polly she would be accepting visitors and well-wishers after January 4, Wednesday to Saturday.

‘If anyone has any information about who is responsible, please call police or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000. Perhaps you heard something on Cecil street that night, or you know who the offenders are,’ Ms Francis said.


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