KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - A Mohave County official is calling the overpopulation of burros in the Black Mountain herd management area a crisis.
The Kingman Daily Miner reports Mohave County Board of Supervisors' Chairman Hildy Angius last week said the conditions of burros as "inhumane" and many face starvation.
Angius says the Black Mountains area can sustain less than 500 burros of 2,000 that call the area home.
Officials say the conditions are forcing burros to come down from the mountains to Bullhead City, and risk getting hit by cars.
Angius says she spoke with Rep. Paul Gosar, a Prescott Republican, and there are congressional hearings promised for this summer and "a large appropriation on the table."