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More than 200 wild burros survive on 130 acres

Wild Burro Rescue and Preservation Program (WBRPP) is home to over 200 burros (donkeys), located on 130 acres in Olancha, CA.  We are adjacent to Death Valley National Park and close to other places the last wild burros called their home. 

Our purpose: to look over the shoulders of the Park Service and BLM (Bureau of Land Management).  These are the agencies that in the past have killed burros or rounded them up to transport them to slaughterhouses. 
Our sanctuary continues to work hard to abolish the cruel and unnecessary roundups of Wild Horses and Burros from the land which is rightfully theirs, by the BLM. In 1971, Congress passed the Wild Free Roaming Horse and Burro Act, which mandated range lands in ten states for America’s wild horses and burros.The BLM has now leased millions of acres of the wild horse and burro range lands to cattle interests.Seven million head of cattle now graze on these designated range lands. Therefore, the only safe place for these displaced animals is a sanctuary."If you talk with the animals, they will talk with you and you will know each other.  If you do not talk to them, you will not know them, and what you do not know, you will fear.  What one fears, one destroys." -Chief Dan George.