Vegan bikini model admits piglet theft

Animal activist Lauren McGeachin allegedly broke into a Toowoomba piggery and stole two piglets.
Animal activist Lauren McGeachin allegedly broke into a Toowoomba piggery and stole two piglets.

A Brisbane bikini model and vegan animal activist who posted Instagram videos of a late-night "piglet rescue" has faced court for allegedly stealing livestock.

Lauren McGeachin, 28, briefly appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday for her alleged role in the November raid on the piggery near Toowoomba.

In the video, McGeachin says the charges, which include entering premises with intent to commit an indictable offence, stem from the rescue of two piglets from a "factory farm".

Australian Associated Press