The Great Emu War was an effort to cull scores of emus that were destroying Australian farmlands. The emus proved too elusive and hard to kill, so the operation was abandoned, to the great embarrassment of the Australian Military. - Proof emus are evil
The Great Emu War was a nuisance wildlife management military operation undertaken in Australia over the latter part of 1932 to address public concern over the number of emus said to be running amok in the Campion district of Western Australia. The unsuccessful attempts to curb the population of emus, a large flightless bird indigenous to Australia, employed soldiers armed with Lewis guns—leading the media to adopt the name "Emu War" when referring to the incident.