Emu. File photo. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
Photo: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images
Photo: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

Man mows down nearly a dozen emus in Australian outback, video shows

The driver has a thick mustache, black glasses and wears a hat as he delights in mowing down nearly a dozen emus at breakneck speed in the Australian outback, a video shows. 

Other than that, much about the video is unknown.

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The Royal Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals New South Wales shared the video Thursday in an attempt to change that.

“Such sickening cruelty clearly has no place in our society,” the RSPCA NSW said in a post with the video. “The RSPCA unequivocally condemns this type of violence, as it clearly shows a disregard for the lives of these vulnerable native animals, and raises grave concerns over this individual's capacity for such behavior.”

Investigators are following a number of leads, but no charges have yet been filed, the animal group said. The possible penalty is a $22,000 fine and up to five years in prison, officials said.

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