Feeds

NZ man held in Oz rabbit bestiality dragnet

No IT content, but contains traces of cannabis

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

A New Zealander working in Sydney as a "finance industry professional" has appeared in court charged with animal cruelty, bestiality and drug offences following the deaths of 17 rabbits and a guinea pig.

Reuters reports that the man was cuffed in his office at 1am this morning after a probe by cops and Australia's Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

He faces 18 charges of "aggravated cruelty to animals", one count of bestiality and - just to put the cherry on the top of the cake - two counts of possession of cannabis.

The alleged offences were committed between July 20 and August 20, Reuters notes. The suspect did not enter a plea or apply for bail and was remanded in custody until an appearence at Sydney's Central Local Court on 19 August.

The authorities' reaction to this outrage seem surprising, given that Australia waged war for years against the cast of Watership Down. Perhaps if the alleged offences had been perpetrated on cane toads the detainee might not now be facing the full wrath of the law.

As regards the man's nationality, we leave it to our Australian readers to make merry with that. ®

Seven Steps to Software Security

More from The Register

next story
NSA man: 'Tell me about your Turkish connections'
Spooks ask Dabbsy to suggest a nice hotel with pool
Carlos: Slim your working week to just three days of toil
'Midas World' vision suggests you retire later, watch more tellie and buy more stuff
Motorist 'thought car had caught fire' as Adele track came on stereo
'FIRE' caption on dashboard prompts dunderheaded hard shoulder halt
Yahoo! Japan! launches! service! for! the! dead!
If you're reading this email, I am no longer alive
Plucky Rockall podule man back on (proper) dry land
Bold, barmy Brit adventurer Nick Hancock escapes North Atlantic islet
Russia sends SEX-CRAZED GECKOS to SPAAAAACE!
In space... no one can hear you're green...
It's OK, stupid: EVERYONE ON THE internet is experimenting on you – OKCupid
Plus: Tests show 'myth of compatibilty as good as truth'
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.