By Australian Associated Press
Published: 06:00 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 06:01 BST, 3 May 2019
A vegan activist accused of being the ringleader behind the theft of a $1500 calf and a dead piglet from West Australian farms has admitted trespassing but denies stealing the animals.
James Warden, from the group Direct Action Everywhere, appeared in Mandurah Magistrates Court on Friday charged with three counts of trespassing, and two counts each of stealing and aggravated burglary allegedly committed between August and November.
The 25-year-old, who was fined earlier this year for trespassing and live streaming it on social media, has several co-accused in this case ranging in age from 21 to 36, two of whom were fined last week.
James Warden, from the group Direct Action Everywhere, appeared in Mandurah Magistrates Court on Friday
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