- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - Officials have presented a proposal to adopt out wild burros that are overpopulating northwestern Arizona.

The Kingman Daily Miner (https://goo.gl/S99SpP) reports that state and federal officials met with U.S. Sen. John McCain in Washington, D.C., last week to discuss the proposal.

Officials say the nonindigenous burros are causing traffic accidents on local highways. They also say the burros are limiting food and water resources for mule deer, bighorn sheep, birds and other native animals.

Mohave County supervisor Steve Moss says the adoption program is a compassionate approach to reduce the population of burros in the wild.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management must sign off on the adoption proposal.

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Information from: Kingman Daily Miner, https://www.kingmandailyminer.com

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