Man Charged With Animal Cruelty Offences After Emu Video Surfaces Online

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21 September 2018

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A man has been charged with animal cruelty offences following a video posted online showing a person running down a group of emus.

The incident happened in Cowangie in the last two weeks, with police estimating that it occurred between September 1 and September 20.

A 20-year-old Cowangie man has been interviewed and is expected to be charged on summons with aggravated cruelty to an animal, cruelty to an animal, torment to an animal, destruction of protected wildlife and a number of traffic related offences including using a mobile phone while driving and speeding.

- Victoria Police statement

He will appear in Ouyen court on November 9.

 

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