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Burro racing? A nod to mining, Arizona communities embrace the competition

Burros made their way into the Southwestern United States more than 3,000 years ago, and the hard-working animals played a huge role in mining and exploring. Now, in the last few years, burro racing has taken place in Superior, Black Canyon City and Tombstone to keep the history alive.... Read more»

Critics say ‘whoa’ to federal moves to rein in wild horses

The number of wild horses in the West has soared, but animal welfare groups bristle at measures to control them, including eased limits on sales of captured horses to private parties — which raises fears about the animals possibly being funneled to slaughterhouses to become food for pets and people. ... Read more»

Can birth control reduce Arizona’s wild burro population?

The more than 400 wild burros that are an economic boon for the small town of Oatman are considered an over-populated nuisance by some in western Arizona. The animals are a danger along roadways, and compete with native wild animals for food. The BLM is experimenting with birth control to manage the herds.... Read more»

Wild horse, burro roundups are costly, ineffective, study says

The federal government’s program of rounding up wild horses and burros is costly and does little to stem the growth of herds – and may actually be helping herds grow, a new report said Wednesday.... Read more»

BLM hopes to find homes for wild horses, burros

The Bureau of Land Management is holding a wild horse and burro adoption at the Pima County Fairgrounds starting Friday.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Grijalva: Slaughter of horses needs congressional attention

Wild horses embody the Western spirit that has animated our national conversation about protecting animals and open spaces. Horses and burros form some of the strongest bonds with humans found anywhere in the animal kingdom. We shouldn't leave horse slaughter, public or private, in the no man's land it currently occupies.... Read more»