posted on Oct, 31 2011 @ 10:11 AM
First, it amazes me that they can track and stop burros from crossing the border, but not illegals.
Secondly, I do believe that they are trying to wipe out the burros to have more water and room for bighorn sheep, because of all the hunters out here.
There's a lot of money to be made suckering hunters in just so they can shoot off their large caliber, expensive weaponry.
For example, where we live (TX / NM border), there are a lot of prairie dogs. There is a bozo based out of Abilene who advertises that, for $300 a
day, he will take hunters day hunting into prairie dog towns. He claims he owns the land, and his price only covers the expense of taking them to the
hunting site, they have to get there, bring their own booze, etc.
This bozo had been around our area asking permission to bring hunters to shoot prairie dogs. So, right off the bat he is falsely advertising on his
website. He showed up at our place but we told him no. Anyway, the landowner next to us did give permission because he doesn't live there. These
idiots showed up with 50 caliber rifles to shoot tiny little prairie dogs. They sat out in the heat on the side of the road under a little tent,
drinking beer and shooting bullets way too large for little rodents. It sounded like we were living the middle east. Bullets were whizzing over our
house and my husband had to go over there twice to ask them to stop shooting in the direction of our home. They were just shooting at the dirt, as
you know that once the firing began, the prairie dogs disappeared into their holes and didn't come out again.
After they had been out there for hours, and no doubt three sheets to the wind, one of those dummies started firing at birds flying by the electric
poles. He shot one of the large wires in half, which then hit the ground and started a grass fire, which almost burned our house down. Naturally
they packed up and ran away as soon as they saw the flames, not even bothering to call the fire dept.
My point to this rant? Those hunters can go fornicate themselves with an iron stick. There is nothing noble or adventuresome about hunting innocent
creatures with large firearms when you are drunk and stupid. I think, if you are not hunting for food, it is immoral and sick.
Leave the burros alone!! The hunting business employs a relatively small amount of people anyway. Big Bend is an oasis in the desert so naturally
all animals would gravitate towards it. Let natural selection sort them out.