The day before Easter, Texas Wild Burro Advocates and domesticated donkeys converged upon Austin, Texas to march in protest against Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) policy of killing Texas’ last remaining wild equine herd, in Big Bend State Park, to make room for the re-introduction of Desert Bighorn Sheep for hunting permit dollars. Under police escort the band of humans and donkeys paraded in front of the state capitol and circled the Governor’s Mansion while chanting, “Rick Perry Stop Killing our Wild Burros.”
On Tuesday, when I woke up in the morning, I was really anxious to go testify during the press conference at noon. I couldn’t wait to go and practiced my speech a few times in our hotel room. My mom also told me that I had an email from Senator Mary Landrieu’s (GA) office, asking to meet me. I couldn’t believe that a Senator asked to meet me! I went swimming in the hotel pool for a little while and it was all I could think about.