Two men charged with allegedly raping a pig and killing numerous chickens at a Nimbin permaculture farm will appear in the Lismore Local Court today (Friday, 23 Dec).
The men were arrested at Teven yesterday after police issued a further appeal for witnesses to come forward following the attack on the animals early on Wednesday, 14 December.
Workers at Djanbung Gardens had found the dead chickens with broken necks and other broken bones, and the 12-year-old Pig, Polly, was found with serious external injuries.
A number of tools were also missing.
Richmond Local Area Command detectives arrested the two men, aged 20 and 22, at a Teven address about 3.45pm yesterday.
Both men were charged with bestiality and two counts of torture, beat and cause death of animal.
Both were refused bail to attend the court on Friday, 23 December.
Police issued a statement thanking the people of Nimbin for assistance.