BREAKING: Citizen Investigators Called to Find the Wild Burro Killers!

Call the BLM crime hotline phone number at: 1-800-521-6501 with your tips to catch the killers!

BATTLE MOUNTAIN, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management is working with the Nye County Sheriff’s Office regarding burros that were found shot to death on public land outside of Beatty, Nev. A report of three burros found dead of gunshots was first made on Saturday, May 5. Soon after an investigation was launched, an additional 10 wild burro carcasses were discovered. Due to the location and similar cause of death, they are believed to be linked to the three reported earlier.

The area is near the BLM Battle Mountain District’s Bullfrog Herd Management Area (HMA), located outside of Beatty.

The BLM currently manages thousands of wild horses and burros in accordance with the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971, which gives the agency a mandate to protect and manage the animals. Federal Regulations 43 CFR 4770.1 prohibit the following acts: maliciously or negligently injuring or harassing a wild horse or burro, destroying a wild horse or burro…except as an act of mercy and treating a wild horse or burro inhumanely. Killing a wild burro is punishable by up to one year in prison and thousands of dollars in fines.

The BLM has opened an official investigation into the 13 reported wild burro deaths and will be working closely the Nye County Sharif’s Office to bring the culprit(s) to justice. Individuals with information about this case are encouraged to call the BLM crime hotline phone number at: 1-800-521-6501

from a BLM press release

Photos by filmmaker Carl Mrozek

4 thoughts on “BREAKING: Citizen Investigators Called to Find the Wild Burro Killers!

  1. BLM kills, steals, sells to slaughter daily. BLM was told by a fed judge they were breaking the law in 2014. Zinke posted himself cooking a 2wk old filly. How do you report crimes to crimals. Pass the Safe Act. Stop sending them to slaughter.Enorce the laws. They are not livestock.They are man’s other best friends villified and killed to extinction. They built this country and fought in our wars. Punish these killers to the max.

  2. Why is the BLM themselves not charged with inhumanly treating wild horses and burros with cruelty when they chasing them down with helicopters?

  3. I was wondering about the same thing myself. Do you report this kind of crime to criminals? BLM are the worst criminals and now they are masquerading as concerned citizens for these three poor donkeys? For all intends and purposes BLM themselves could have had a hand in the killings. We do not have any evidence but we know from past history that BLM are no friends to Mustangs and donkeys so please stop the act.

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