West Texas State Park that shot burros sends 11 horses to slaughter

Julie Caramante, a lifelong equine welfare advocate, has kept a close eye on the horse slaughter industry. Following a tip off, Caramante investigated the sale of horses by Big Bend Ranch State Park to known killer buyer Ruben Brito. Among the documents she obtained is the following email exchange: "Have you been able to determine… Continue reading West Texas State Park that shot burros sends 11 horses to slaughter

Texas suspends wild burro killing policy at Big Bend Ranch State Park

BETSY BLANEY reporting for the ASSOCIATED PRESS writes: The Texas wildlife agency said Tuesday it is suspending a policy that allows the killing of burros in a state park along the Mexican border after the Humane Society of the United States offered to devise a nonlethal plan to remove the destructive animals. The Texas Parks… Continue reading Texas suspends wild burro killing policy at Big Bend Ranch State Park

Protesters clomp to Capitol to oppose state’s feral burro policy

Cross-posted from the Austin-American Statesman Written by PATRICK BEACH Opponents of killing feral burros in Big Bend Ranch State Park deliver petitions to statehouse AUSTIN, TX (Jan. 18, 2012) -- At a Statehouse dominated by elephants, the donkey got some love in a short parade in downtown Austin on Wednesday. The occasion was a protest… Continue reading Protesters clomp to Capitol to oppose state’s feral burro policy