Thursday, April 19, 2012

'Heritage Burro' Round Ups In California's Mojave Desert Incite Outrage From Animal Rights Activists

Huffington Post

Animal rights activists in Southern California are speaking out against 'heritage burro' roundups, after discovering that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) had plans to force some of the creatures out of eastern Mojave Desert this year.
"Burros" are small donkeys typically found in Latin America and in the borderlands of the United States. Activists have coined the term "heritage burros" for Southern California's wild donkey population.
“Wild burros have survived in southern California’s deserts for a century and a half. They are part of California’s history and heritage and are protected by federal law,” Suzanne Roy, the director of The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) said in a statement.   Read MORE at Huffington Post!


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