Working closely with the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) and the Platero Project, the CAPE Animal Sanctuary is now the forever home to 10 rescued burros and donkeys.
Despite the passage of the 1971 Wild Horses and Burros Act, the government has wiped out these animals from 40% of their designated habitat. Since then more than 270,000 wild horses and burros have been removed from public lands. These public lands are then often leased to farmers for cattle grazing. The burros and horses pay the price for meat consumption in our country.
Burros are a part of our American heritage. They form very close family ties within their herds and cruelly rounding them up by chasing them with low flying helicopters is humane and unethical. Animals, including babies, are often severely injured or die as they are being chased into trap pens.
Meet the CAPE burros Billy, Celina and Platero (aka Pippy), Vita and Sophie, Penny, Trixie & Misty.
With your help CAPE has plans to open more pastures at the CAPE Animal Sanctuary to accommodate more rescued burros. Visit this link to help support CAPE's Burro Rescue program.
“Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace."
~Dr. Albert Schweitzer