EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE >> Watch our mini-documentary on wild burros!!


The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE: Check out our mini-documentary in partnership with Dr. Erick Lundgren on ground-breaking research surrounding America’s wild burros!


Several months ago, we sent you an update on some scientific developments that advance our knowledge of wild horses and burros. Today, we wanted to tell you more about one of these specific discoveries:

Wild burros don’t often get as much attention as our wild horses do — even though both species have the same rich history. Often labeled as an “invasive species,” wild burros face constant threats like roundups and removals from the public lands they call home. And, Erica, fewer than 15,000 burros are estimated to remain on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands across the U.S. today. 

New research, however, has shown that wild burros provide a significant benefit to desert ecosystems. These magnificent animals browse and graze on our public lands, and incredibly, they dig wells, which provide sources of water for other wildlife in the area!

One of the main arguments for the removal of wild burros is that they are an “invasive species” — destructive to the lands they roam. This research provides critical evidence that wild burros actually help — instead of hurt — the ecosystems in which they live.

We partnered with researcher, Dr. Erick Lundgren, on a mini-documentary about this innovative work, because increasing public awareness around wild burros is one of the ways we can help to protect these cherished animals!


We’re pleased to support ongoing, cutting-edge scientific research that advances our knowledge of wild horses and burros and their importance to ecosystems while establishing conclusively that there is a more effective and humane way to manage mustangs and burros in the wild rather than by cruelly rounding them up and incarcerating them for life.

If you’re with us in the fight to protect these cherished icons, consider watching our mini-documentary and making a donation today so we can continue to follow the science and protect America’s wild horses and burros!


— AWHC Research Team

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