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Who's killing wild burros near Lake Pleasant?
PETER O’DOWD: The Bureau of Land Management is now offering $6,000 to anyone who helps break the case. On March 13, someone shot into a herd of wild burros north of Phoenix. It was on public land around Lake Pleasant. BLM Spokeswoman Pamela Mathis:
PAMELA MATHIS: It absolutely is cruel. It absolutely is violent. It’s a federal crime. These are protected animals. In this instance it was someone who was very systematic about it.
O’DOWD: The BLM says evidence at the scene suggests more burros were injured in the shooting. The last time a shooting of this scale happened in the area was three years ago. That crime is also unsolved with a pending reward. Peter O’Dowd, KJZZ News, Phoenix.