RSCPA 'Urgently' Needs To Identify Man Who Filmed Himself Mowing Down Emus

The RSPCA is urgently asking for information to identify a man seen filming himself mowing down a number of emus at speeds of up to 120 km/h.

Although there are media reports allegedly identifying the man, an RSPCA spokesperson confirmed to ten daily that no one has yet come forward to make a formal claim.

"Several people have been identified as the person responsible," said Carolyn Jones, "but social media is not a reliable forum in which to make a claim."

She added that the RSCPA was "shocked and horrified" by the footage, which showed the man appearing to deliberately hit the birds running from his car.

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The footage went viral on social media on Thursday, and has been viewed more than 680,000 times.

"F*cking emus!" the man can be heard yelling. "One, two, three!"

If convicted of an aggravated cruelty offence, he could be facing a $50,000 penalty or four years in prison.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the RSPCA on 1300 4 777 22.

SA Police confirmed to ten daily that it was an RSPCA investigation, and that police are not investigating.

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Lead image: Fabio Galetti / Facebook.