Molly the Emu: Update on Her Case
Action Alert from All-Creatures.org

FROM

United Poultry Concerns (UPC)
March 2016

ACTION

See original Alert from March 2015: Urge Prosecution of Student Who Punched Out the Eyes of a Helpless Emu

See Alert from February 2016: Molly the Emu: The Latest News on Her Case

See GOOD news: Molly the Emu’s Killer Found Guilty of Felony Animal Cruelty, May 2016

Cassius Mankin, the adult male who on Valentine’s Day 2015 punched out the eyes of an emu named Miss Molly, then strangled her to death, was charged by the Comanche County Texas District Attorney’s office with Felony Cruelty to Livestock Animals. Since then, Mankin’s trial date has been repeatedly postponed. Most recently, he was scheduled to be tried for his crime on Monday, February 29, but once again, it didn’t happen. United Poultry Concerns was told by the District Attorney’s office this week that Mankin’s new trial date is provisionally set for Monday, May 2.

UPC has urged prosecution of Cassius Mankin since February 2015. Our supporters have rallied with phone calls and letters to the DA’s office urging that a person so cruel as to put out the eyes of another living creature and then kill her needs to be held accountable for his crime.

The long necks and excellent periscopic vision of emus enable them to survey the land for miles in all directions at once. Emu parents incubate and raise their young together. They are very gentle birds.

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The long necks and excellent periscopic vision of emus enable them to survey the land for miles in all directions at once...

UPC will continue to urge prosecution of Cassius Mankin for the felony animal cruelty with which he is charged.

UPC president Karen Davis’s February 22, 2016 letter to the DA’s office can be read here:

Molly Emu


To learn more about emus and ostriches – the oldest living birds on earth – please visit our webpage Ostriches and Emus. Our brochure “Ostriches & Emus: Nowhere to Hide” is also a powerful source of information about these flightless nomadic birds. Order 20 for $3.00.

Thank you for demanding justice for Miss Molly.


Thank you for everything you do for animals!


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