Skip to comments.Accused emu killer Jacob MacDonald says running down emus ‘funny at the time’
Posted on 09/22/2018 3:02:15 PM PDT by LibWhacker
A VICTORIAN man who deliberately ran down emus in his ute on a country road near the South Australian border has said his actions were the biggest stuff up of his life.
Jacob MacDonald, 20, was charged with numerous animal cruelty and traffic offences on Friday after the video he filmed of himself running over the emus went viral on social media.
MacDonald, pictured, is from Cowangie, a small town only kilometres from the South Australian border.
Yesterday, speaking publicly for the first time since the incident, he said that while running down the emus as they crossed Pallarang Rd had seemed funny at first, reality soon caught up with him.
I thought they would get out the way but nah, they just stayed there, MacDonald told Channel 7. A screenshot from the video footage of the emus being run down.
To start with it was funny, I pulled up to see that they were all dead, but it wasnt too funny after that. Its the biggest stuff up of my life. Im not proud of it, it was a silly idea.
The video was posted to social media, causing wide spread disgust and condemnation. The RSPCA on Friday confirmed that the footage, which they labelled as shocking and horrific, had led to a nationwide investigation to find the man.
Victorian Police based out of Ouyen, near Mildura, questioned MacDonald and charged him with several offences. He will appear in court in November.
If there are no other countries on that continent why is there a border?
Disgusting. Bet makes his parents proud.
Reread the statement and put on your thinking cap.
Understatement to say there’s something terribly wrong there:
I don't for a moment believe him. He still thought it was funny after running them over - until people reacted negatively. Otherwise he would have known not to post it on social media.
What sport. (@$$h0!e)
State border, I guess
I hope this is a life-changing event for him and gets him on the right track.
Geico thought it was hilarious.
Australian authorities went to war against the emus in 1932 to end crop destruction and to curb the population.
Even machine guns couldn’t stop them. Bounties and fencing were the only effective measures. Once upon a time
Ah, yes the Emu War. The worst military defeat in Australian history.
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