An animal rights campaigner arrested in connection with the desecration of a grave has protested his innocence after he was released on bail.
Mr Curtin says he has been appalled by the attack
John Curtin, 41, from Coventry, says whoever is responsible is "repulsive".
The remains of Gladys Hammond, whose son-in-law helps run a farm breeding guinea pigs for medical research, were dug up in Yoxall, near Lichfield.
He was arrested with a 34-year-old from Wolverhampton on Thursday and both were later freed on police bail.
The self-confessed animal rights campaigner says he has been appalled by the desecration of Mrs Hammond's grave.
He said: "Every conversation I have had with people is 'Oh my god what is this about? It's disgusting'.
"It has got nothing going for it. It's horrible, repulsive and tactically stupid.
"My mum was buried a few years ago and the thought of someone desecrating any grave really upsets me.
"Stop this horrible saga and let this family bury this person once again and try and put some sort of lid on it."
Mrs Hammond's body was removed from her burial plot at St Peter's Church under cover of darkness last week - police have still not recovered her remains.
Mrs Hammond, who died in 1997, was the mother-in-law of Chris Hall, one of two brothers who run Darley Oaks Farm in Newchurch, Staffordshire.
The family have repeatedly been targeted by animal rights extremists in a campaign that included malicious phone calls, hate mail, hoax bombs, a paedophile smear campaign and arson attacks.
A ceremony to rededicate St Peter's churchyard is planned this weekend.