Please sign our petition calling on BLM to abandon their proposed massive roundup plan, utilize humane on-the-range management and create a "Black Mountain Burro Range," which would eliminate livestock grazing in the area and protect this cherished burro population for years to come. The Cloud Foundation will include this petition and all its signatories in our public comments which will be sent to BLM.
We submit these comments on the “Black Mountain Herd Management Area Wild Burro Gather and Population Control Plan Environmental Assessment.”
The Black Mountain burros are a historic herd and are cherished by millions of tourists and locals who enjoy and appreciate them while driving on or near Route 66. This burro herd is one of the last large, genetically-healthy burro herds and represents approximately 20% of the BLM-managed wild burro population.
We support the use of PZP fertility control to humanely manage these burros on the range. We strongly oppose spaying, the use of Gonacon or other agents which alter the natural cycles of jennies, and the castration of jacks which would alter natural hormone production and thereby alter natural behaviors.
The recommendation should be made, based on the genetic importance of the herd and public support, that the Black Mountain HMA designation be revised to a protected burro "Range" through an amendment to the Colorado River District's Resource Management Plan. This is not outside the scope of the EA. The EA is the appropriate venue to make the recommendation that the current HMA designation is not adequate given the importance of this burro population.
To learn more about the Black Mountain Burros, you can watch Ginger's timely video, The Last Stronghold of the Wild Burros, by clicking below.
Thank you for taking action to protect the Black Mountain Burros!
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