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Arizona county official calls burro overpopulation a ‘crisis’

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KINGMAN, Ariz. – A Mohave County official called the overpopulation of burros in the Black Mountain herd management area a crisis.

The Kingman Daily Miner reported Mohave County Board of Supervisors’ Chairman Hildy Angius last week said the conditions of burros as “inhumane” and many face starvation.

Angius said the Black Mountains area can sustain about 500 burros of 2,000 that call the area home.

Officials said the conditions were forcing burros to come down from the mountains to Bullhead City, and risk getting hit by cars.

Angius said she spoke with Rep. Paul Gosar, a Prescott Republican, and there are congressional hearings promised for this summer and “a large appropriation on the table.”

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