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BLM offers reward for information on burro killings


PEORIA – The Bureau of Land Management is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the intentional killing of three female wild burros in the Morgan City Wash, in the Lake Pleasant area.

Anyone with information on the burro killings is encouraged to call 1(800) 637-9152. Callers will be prompted to select #2. All calls received will be kept confidential.

A citizen reported finding the decomposing bodies of three burros on private land within the BLM’s Lake Pleasant Herd Management Area in late May. Since that time, BLM Law Enforcement has determined that the burros’ cause of death was gunshot wounds. One burro had been shot in the stomach, and the other two were shot in the head. 

Wild burros are protected from harassment or killing by the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971, as amended. The BLM oversees the management of burro herds.