October 11th, 2011
Animal rights supporters are taking aim at Texas’ shoot-to-kill policy against burros in the Big Bend Ranch State Park along the border with Mexico.
Last month, members of the Wild Burro Protection League started a petition on Change.org challenging the shootings after discovering that Texas wildlife officials had killed 50 of the animals over the last year. So far more than 85,000 people have signed the weeks-old petition, which calls out presidential contender Texas Gov. Rick Perry as presiding over a policy that evokes Sarah Palin’s support for the controversial aerial shootings of wolves.