"burrah" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> This story is sooooooo weird!!!!!!!! Its got everything.
> Kerry Packer, James Packer, The Greens, Kerry Nettle, New Zealand, Big Money, Bestiality and the list goes on.
> OUT on bail and ordered to stay away from pet shops and farms, Brendan Francis McMahon appeared in court yesterday, facing charges
> of bestiality and cruelty involving rabbits.
> The well-dressed New Zealand businessman fronted Sydney's Downing Centre Local Court, where his lawyers were granted a one-month
> adjournment to study and respond to the brief of evidence.
> Mr McMahon ran a financial and mortgage broking company, Meares-McMahon Capital, with Jason Meares, the brother of fashion
> designer Jodhi Meares, who was formerly married to James Packer.
> In a police fact sheet tendered at an earlier court hearing, prosecutors said he was earning $100,000 a year.
> Mr McMahon, 36, was arrested in August and charged with bestiality, the mutilation deaths of 17 rabbits and guinea pig and two
> counts of possession of cannabis.
> The fact sheets allege the 17 dead or dying rabbits and the dead guinea pig were found in and around his York Street office
> between July and early August.
> Police received information that "at least 40 to 50 deceased rabbits" were found in the laneway behind Mr McMahon's workplace. One
> of the rabbits had been sexually interfered with, the court was informed.
> Mr McMahon's lawyer told the court following his arrest last month that the financier had been in a drug induced psychosis caused
> by the methamphetamine drug "ice" when he committed the acts of cruelty.
> Police said they traced Mr McMahon though the corporate credit card he allegedly used to buy the animals, and that they examined
> bank records which showed "excessive amounts of purchases on his cards for pet stores around Sydney".
> "Since the time the investigation involving these offences commenced ... it has become evident that the injuries to each animal
> has escalated in violence and ferocity," the fact sheet tendered in evidence said.
> Police believe there may have been up to 50 rabbits killed, the fact sheet shows.
> During a police search of Mr McMahon's office "it was noticed that the accused had visible small scratches to both hands and his
> face", the fact sheet said.
> Mr McMahon was granted bail last month and ordered to report to a psychiatrist. He also undertook to stay away from pet shops and
> rural areas.
> Australian Companion Rabbit Society president Lara Nettle turned up yesterday at the hearing. She later claimed the rabbit was
> symbolically and historically connected with human female sexuality.
> In bizarre comments, Ms Nettle, who is the sister-in-law of the Greens senator for NSW, Kerry Nettle, said prostitutes "used to be
> known as bunnies".
> "You'd obviously be aware of the Playboy bunny - that is probably the most blatant rabbit sexualisation there is," she said.
> "There is the rampant fecundity of rabbit sexuality.
> "They are known as sexual beings . . . they have sex all the time, they are very prolific in terms of their reproduction. It's not
> something that could be easily controlled."
.... Life in the 'High-Rollers/Big-End Of Town'...
Once wonders what cute furry little animals our Prime Mininster prefers...
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