OK, first of all, the fact that these burros are BLM burros make me crazy! The BLM is supposed to caretake them, not send them off to labor camps in Guatemala…
Secondly, how can the BLM DO THIS??
The answer… the ‘three strikes rule’. Basically, if a BLM burro is advertised for adoption 3 times and has no takers, he/she is then open for ‘sale authority’ which means the donk can be sold to anyone under any circumstances.
As you can see pictured below, the BLM ha 189 of these “Three Strikes” donks in unsheltered pastures as winter approached. The BLM plan was to ship 100 of them off to Guatemala to labor camps!!… However, Humans intercepted! Almost all were privately adopted! 11 were rushed off for TMR to be picked up at a later date! These 11 are the donks we are helping.
(We need a large piece of donated land to keep the BLM animals safe from the BLM.)
However, in the mean time, let’s help these freshly rescued donks!
It makes me sick to think that these sensitive and delightful donks were destined for hard labor. WHAT IS THE BLM THINKING besides, “get rid of ’em”…
Anyway, the story goes that humans got wind of the BLM’s plan at a BLM meeting that was attended by Advocates. These Advocates rallied around these donks and facilitated the private rescue of most. However, some were left behind.
This is where we come in to help…
These 11 had not been adopted… Just a few days ago, these now ‘lucky 11’ ended up at TMR RESCUE run by Marjorie Farabee in Texas!
SAVED QUICKLY ON A SHOESTRING… LET’S HELP THEM EAT!
These 11 donks were adopted, housed and traveled on a last minute shoestring because several humans banding together to get it done.
Can we help those who rushed in to help these donks?! Can we help feed and care for these donks for a month – to ease the pressure for their rescuers? ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE!