Molly the Emu: The Latest News on Her Case
Action Alert from


United Poultry Concerns (UPC)
February 2016


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

See Update from March 2016: Molly the Emu: Update on Her Case

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

Cassius Aden Mankin, accompanied by two or more other adults and some juveniles, entered the property of Bob and Carol Falk on February 14, 2015, stole their pet emu, Miss Molly, punched her eyes out, and choked her to death.

On April 24, 2015, Mankin was formally indicted by the Grand Jury for the County of Comanche and charged with CRUELTY TO LIVESTOCK ANIMALS for his intentional and knowing torture of a livestock animal. The case against Mankin, previously set for jury trial on October 5, 2015, was reset for February 29, 2016.


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

Please send a polite but firm message to the District Attorney’s Office urging that Cassius Aden Mankin (Case No. CR03870) be convicted of the Felony Cruelty to Livestock Animals with which he is charged.

In addition to conviction, Mankin, who performed an intentionally sadistic act of animal cruelty in the company of juveniles and other adults, should be required to undergo intensive mental counselling with a permanent felony conviction on his record for cruelty to animals.

The DA’s office told UPC that they’ve received a flood of mail and phone calls urging justice for Miss Molly. Please make a final push for her before Mankin’s trial on February 29.

Judicial District Court Attorney B. J. Shepherd
PO Box 368
Meridian, TX 76665
phone (254) 435-2994
fax (254) 435-2952

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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