- Associated Press - Friday, September 21, 2018

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - A man in Australia accused of deliberately killing several emus with his car and then posting a video of it online has been arrested, police announced Friday.

Police in Victoria said the 20-year-old man faces several charges of animal cruelty, destruction of protected wildlife and traffic violations.

In the video, a man with a moustache can be seen laughing as he drives into each bird. An animal welfare group had issued a nationwide appeal for help in finding the man.

Police said the emu killings occurred this month on a rural road in northwestern Victoria.

The suspect is to appear in court on Nov. 9.

Emus are flightless running birds native to Australia that are the second-largest living birds by height after ostriches.

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