Texas Park Seeks Nonlethal Exit Strategy for Burros

Wild burros in Big Bend Ranch State Park are getting a reprieve — for now.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced Tuesday that it will suspend the killing of burros in the park and work with the Humane Society of the United States to find nonlethal methods of removing the animals. The Humane Society will conduct an aerial survey this spring to determine the size and location of the park’s burro population. TPWD will contribute up to $10,000 toward the assessment. 

“We understand concerns that have been expressed by many people, and are open to considering feasible, nonlethal ...

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