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A disturbing video allegedly exhibiting a four-wheel-drive intentionally working over an emu in outback Queensland has been posted on-line.
The video, seen above, has allegedly been posted to TikTok by a 16-year-old boy.
The boy, who can’t be named for authorized causes, is member of a outstanding household in the agriculture sector.
The video allegedly shows the defenceless emu being run down because it runs from the 4WD on a dust observe.
“That emu was not harmed. It’s a pet. It likes to be run over,” a caption for the video reads.
The video additionally accommodates a soundtrack that includes a racist slur.
When 7NEWS spoke to the teenager’s mom on Tuesday, she mentioned she wasn’t conscious of the incident or that her son had posted the video on social media.
Native police are but to obtain an official grievance.
However the RSPCA is investigating and will lay costs.
“It’s simply vastly disappointing,” RSPCA Queensland spokesman Michael Beatty informed 7NEWS.
“The RSPCA is coping with a large workload with regards to native wildlife.
“To see somebody intentionally trying to harm native wildlife is simply abhorrent.
“There’s no manner anybody ought to even contemplate doing something like this. There’s completely no purpose for it.”
Beatty mentioned penalties for harming a protected native animal will be “fairly extreme”.
The RSPCA has the facility to prosecute animal cruelty costs in Queensland.
The Queensland surroundings division can also be interesting to the general public for info across the matter.
“All native wildlife is protected underneath laws in Queensland and it’s an offence to intentionally kill native wildlife with out an applicable authority,” a spokesperson mentioned.