A Vegan Instagram model who reportedly filmed herself stealing piglets from a factory farm has now also been accused of breaking into a chicken farm.
Lauren Ann McGeachin, 28, allegedly broke into Cameron Pastory Company’s piggery near Toowoomba, southern Queensland, back in November.
She was later charged with stealing stock and entering a premise with intent and later accused of breaking into Williams Poultry, according to local media.
McGeachin appeared before Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday and has since indicated that she will plead guilty to both incidents.
The activist had initially been charged after she allegedly posted a number of videos that showed her and others inside the piggery with piglets.
She then shared distressing video that showed piles of dead piglets in a stall with a live sow with her 700,000 Insta followers.
Other clips showed partly-buried pig carcasses and the vegan activist holding rescued piglets.
In an Instagram highlights reel, McGeachin said she had been “interrogated” about the animals after eight officers raided her home.
She said: “We rescued piglets a few months ago and I am now being charged with rescuing them.”
McGeachin later told her followers that the animals had been taken back and that she was afraid they would be euthanised.
She added: “I don’t know how they are or where they are which sucks. They also said I could be facing a $6,000 fine and conviction.
“Just for rescuing piglets that were in a factory farm.”
The activist then told her followers that she was “planning on entering a guilty plea”.
She is expected to appear in court on Tuesday.
Officers had previously said that three other women had been charged following an alleged theft at the piggery.