Proposal encourages adoption of non-native, feral burros to reduce wildlife impacts
Phoenix, AZ -(AmmoLand.com)- In an effort to protect Arizona’s native wildlife, critical habitat and public safety, the Arizona Game and Fish Department is collaborating with U.S. Sen. John McCain’s Office, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management Arizona State Office, state agencies and local governments on a plan to effectively manage the state’s overpopulation of feral burros.
During a meeting in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, Sen. McCain agreed that the overpopulation of burros is having a negative impact on the state. He was encouraged that the BLM agreed to consider an Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) proposal that supports the BLM’s efforts to address burro overpopulation by emphasizing adoptions.
“I am very pleased … that the Bureau of Land Management has agreed to review the Department’s proposal, which calls for an Arizona partnership between state agencies and BLM to more effectively manage the overpopulation of wild burros,” McCain said in a statement following the meeting. He further noted that the non-native, feral burros “are threatening public safety and …Read the Rest