Feb. 23, 2009 03:08 PM
The Arizona Republic
Offroad vehicle enthusiasts found 11 wild burros shot to death on
public land north of Morgan City Wash near Lake Pleasant, Bureau of
Land Management authorities said Monday.
The carcasses were found over the weekend by off-road vehicle riders
in the area.
"We are investigating this crime, and we want people with information
to call us," BLM Supervisory Ranger Patrick Brasington said in a news
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A $5,000 reward is being offered, and anyone with information is
asked to call 1-800-637-9152.
The incident occurred within the last week on public lands north of
the metro area where the BLM manages a naturally-occurring wild burro
heard of 280.
Brasington said the burros, which included a Jennie and several Jacks
and colts, were found in an area that is accessible by ATVs, four-
wheel drive or on foot.
The BLM's National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board is scheduled
to meet in Reno, Nev., next Monday. According to the bureau's
website, the agenda includes discussion on the management,
protection, and control of wild horses and burros on Western public