42 Burros Shot in The Mojave Since May: $50K Reward Offered

Hang the Bastards who are responsible!

source: LA Times

More than 40 wild burros have been found shot and killed along the Interstate 15 near the Nevada state line, Federal officials said on Friday, and they’ve offered a reward of up to $18,000 [now $50,000] for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

It is one of the largest killings of its kind on public land managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Southern California, officials said.

A total of 42 wild burro carcasses with gunshot wounds have been found in various states of decomposition near the freeway corridor through the Clark Mountain Herd Area managed by the Needles field office of the BLM.

“Wild horses and burros are an iconic part of the American West, and part of our national heritage. We will pursue every lead until we’ve arrested and prosecuted those responsible for these cruel, savage deaths, and we welcome the public’s help to bring the perpetrator or perpetrators to justice.”

William Perry Pendley
BLM’s Deputy Director for Policy and Programs
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

M More than 40 wild burros slaughtered in the Southern California desert; reward offered

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