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Over the past four months, 42 wild burros have been found brutally murdered on roadsides throughout California’s Mojave Desert.
Law enforcement officials are on the hunt for the person(s) responsible for such a crime. Wild burros are an important, sacred part of the history of Western America.
These animals, as well as wild horses, have been protected under federal law by the Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971. Killing one of these wild animals can result in a year in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,000.
Several organizations have joined forces with The Bureau of Land Management to find the person(s) responsible for these senseless killings. The total reward for the conviction of the killer(s) is now up to $50,000.
If you think you may have information on the wild burro slayings, please call the WeTip hotline at 800-78CRIME (800-782-7436) or visit http://www.wetip.com. If the information you provide leads to the arrest and/or conviction of the person(s) responsible, you may be eligible for a reward.