By CHARLOTTE ROE as published on The Desert Independent
“Burros first arrived in the Americas centuries before the USA was born…”
Burros have long endured lack of respect from humans, but lately the barbs have become mean as well as misguided. Mojave County Supervisor called for shooting wild burros, later explaining he simply wanted to pressure the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to take action. Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake called for a Congressional hearing, saying burros’ “out of control” population growth burdens taxpayers. Arizona Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) Chair Kurt Davis proclaimed they do untold harm to “native wildlife and communities” and that AGFC should round up these trespassing “invasives.”
The facts beg to differ.
Burros first arrived in the Americas centuries before the USA was born. They packed along southwestern trails beginning in…
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