|"In His Mom's Shadow"|
6 by 9 inches Watercolor
by Linda L Martin Artist
Prints are available of this item for $25.00 each
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A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this item will go to the protection and preservation of the Texas Burros.
Interestingly enough the State of Texas in their conservation efforts and desire to bring back big horn Sheep to the Big Bend Ranch State Park are targeting both the mountain lions and the burros for removal to give the sheep a chance to become established. The Burros are being targeted because it is claimed that they compete with the sheep for food and foul the infrequent watering sources. And the mountain lions because they will predate on the sheep. There are several other introduced species as well that the State of Texas park service wishes to remove from the park.
Citizens groups of Texas would like to see the donkeys preserved and managed in the park so that they can be adopted out, not removed entirely. The Citizens certainly do not want the random killing off the donkeys currently living with in the park as was proposed in 2011. At this time the Governor's office is rethinking the management policy after receiving 100,000 signatures in protest of the killing of Burros in the park. On April 7th, 2012 a number of wild burro advocates will be visiting the state house in Austin to bring their ideas and awareness about the the wild burro situation in Big Bend Ranch State Park.
To find out more about what the latest updates are on the preservation of the Big Bend Ranch State Park Wild Burros you can follow the Wild Burro Protection League under Todd Mission Rescue page on Facebook