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Man arrested after video emerges of emus allegedly being mowed down

A man has been arrested after video emerged of emus allegedly being struck by a car in the north-west of the state.

Police allege the incident occurred near the border with South Australia in Cowangie in the last few weeks.

Ouyen police have interviewed a 20-year-old Cowangie man, who 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.

He will face the Ouyen Court in November.

 

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