Petition statement to be delivered to The Texas State House, The Texas State Senate, and Governor Greg Abbott

Stop Slaughtering Big Bend Burros

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Stop Slaughtering Big Bend Burros

To be delivered to The Texas State House, The Texas State Senate, and Governor Greg Abbott

Petition Statement

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department(TPWD) has been slaughtering wild burros in Big Bend Ranch State Park since 2007. To date over 100 have been shot by TPWD staff. TPWD argues these burros are an invasive species, but they have lived in the park for hundreds of years. Stop this inhumane and unjustified slaughter of these interesting and intelligent creatures.
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Petition Background

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has been slaughtering wild burros in Big Bend Ranch State Park since 2007. To date they have killed over 100 burros. The Burros have lived in the park for hundreds of years, but TPWD is now calling them an exotic invasive species. There has been outrage in West Texas about this, but national animal rights groups don't seem interested. It is certainly arguable that the burros are an invasive species since they have been in the park since the time of the Conquistadores and possibly before. At the same time another non-native species, the Texas Longhorns have not been targeted by TPWC. Let's shed some light on and stop the slaughter of these creatures.

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