SOURCE: WILD BURRO PROTECTION LEAGUE
Black Mountain wild burros (photo: Marjorie Farabee)
by Marjorie Farabee, Dir. of Wild Burro Affairs, Wild Horse Freedom Federation
Shooting our wild burros is not an option! (ACTION ALERT BELOW)
“District 5 Sup. Steve Moss is asking staff to contact the Bureau of Land Management to reduce the burro population to 817. One option is to seek legislation to allow state agencies to issue hunting permits to bring the population under control. Another option is to file a lawsuit against BLM.”
However, the fact is:
The Bullhead Parkway is in between the burros and the river, where the burros need to get water to survive.
Map showing that Bullhead Parkway is in between the burros and the river.
“Three burros were killed Dec. 27 in two separate incidents on the Bullhead Parkway. Both drivers were unhurt but their cars were heavily damaged. Another burro had to be euthanized after it collided with a car in February 2015, also on the Parkway. A herd of about nine burros have recently been seen on the Parkway grazing on the side of the road and in the center median.”
The title of the article below should read: Supervisors vex wild burros!
ACTION ALERT: What you can do:
Let the Mohave County Supervisors know that the burros are important to preserve. Call them and politely explain why the burros should be protected. Provide solutions. Explain why the burros are important to protect. Let them know about alternatives such as overpasses and underpasses to get to the Colorado river. While these provisions are being built, they can provide stock tanks to keep the burros from crossing.
Those of you who live close to Kingman should go to this meeting and speak up for our burros. The few remaining wild burros need you NOW. Meeting Tuesday morning (1/19/16) at 9:30 a.m.
From the Mohave County Supervisor’s Agenda:
“Those wishing to address the Board at the Call to the Public regarding matters not on the Board agenda must fill out and submit to the Clerk a Call to the Public – Request to Speak Form located in the back of the room prior to the meeting. Action taken as a result of public comments will be limited to responding to criticism, referral to staff, or placing a matter on a future Agenda. Comments are restricted to items not on the Regular Agenda with the exception of the Consent Agenda, and must relate to matters within the jurisdiction of the Board.”
MOHAVE COUNTY SUPERVISOR BOARD:
700 West Beale Street
Kingman, AZ 86402-7000
Clerk of the Board Ginny Anderson
Telephone (928) 753-0731
FAX(928) 753-0732 TDD– (928) 753-0726
District 1 Gary Watson (928) 753-0722
District 2 Hildy Angius (928) 758-0713
District 3 Buster D. Johnson (928) 453-0724
District 4 Jean Bishop (928) 753-8618
District 5 Steven Moss (928) 758-0739
Kingman, Arizona 86402-7000