EMU spreading RSPCA message

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Grace Bestwick, aged 10, with Australian bulldog Bella Oprah and the new RSPCA mobile education unit.
The RSPCA has welcomed an addition to its animal education team an 18m-long Mack truck worth more than $250,000.

Donated by Mack, the truck was presented to World for Pets at Springwood, to be used to transport the RSPCA’s Mobile Education Unit (EMU).

Michael Beatty of the RSPCA said Mack had been supplying trucks to the organisation since 2002.

“They have been lending these to us most of the time, but now they’re permanently donating a brand new truck,” he said.

The EMU is a fully accredited classroom equipped with the latest computer and audiovisual technology designed to educate all age groups all over Australia.

It features interactive dioramas, games and even features a life-size battery hen cage to educate people about humane food.

RSPCA director of education Kellie Ireland said EMU was the only one of its kind and clocked up more than 150,000 km a year travelling to schools and shows from Cairns to Hobart.

“The Education Department is really about teaching responsible caring to the community. It’s a valuable program as it’s off-site, bringing education to the people,” she said.

Original Article: Albert & Logan News

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