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The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of six wild burros – five of whom were shot and a foal who died when her mother was killed. This reward is in addition to the $2,500 being offered by federal officials.
On Tuesday, March 13, rangers found six dead burros within the federal Bureau of Land Management's Lake Pleasant Herd Management Area, northwest of Phoenix in Maricopa County and southern Yavapai County. News reports indicate that other animals may have been shot recently in the area.
“In addition to the obvious callousness of this act, these animals are protected under the Wild Free Roaming Horse and Burro Act,” said Kari Nienstedt, Arizona state director for The Humane Society of the United States. “We are hopeful that this reward will bring forward anyone with information about this heinous crime.”
he Bureau of Land Management is investigating this case. Anyone with information about the killing of these wild burros is asked to call 1-800-637-9152.
HSUS regularly offers rewards in animal cruelty cases across the country as well as campaigns to strengthen laws against animal cruelty.