Skip to comments.Out-of-state groups ride in to stand with Nevada rancher in battle with feds over grazing rights
Posted on 04/11/2014 6:05:57 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
Groups from as far away as New Hampshire are riding out to Nevada to join the cattle rancher whose standoff with the federal government is growing tenser by the day.
The groups said they were going to the ranch, some 80 miles north of Las Vegas to stand with Cliven Bundy, who property is surrounded by federal agents. Bundy's herd, which once numbered nearly 1,000, is being thinned out by private contractors under the watch of dozens of armed federal agents in SUVs and helicopters, the government says, he has refused for two decades to pay fees to allow the cattle to graze on federal lands.
Our mission here is to protect the protestors and the American citizens from the violence that the federal government is dishing out, Jim Landy, a member of the West Mountain Rangers, who made the journey from Montana to Nevada, told Fox News Channel. People here are scared.
Bundy's family called for support this week after some incidents of violence between the family and protestors with law-enforcement. Bundys son was shot with a stun gun on Wednesday and his sister, Margaret Houston was pushed to the ground in incidents caught on video. The protests began to grow last week, after agents from the federal Bureau of Land Management shut off access to a large swath of federal land to round up Bundys cattle.
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If I could afford to go I would.
Obama will not go out like a lamb! JMHO!
The most complete data is from the Beaver Dam Mountains. Woodbury and Hardy reported a tortoise population density of 150 per square mile in 1948. BLM reduced cattle grazing a few years later and eliminated cattle in 1970. Coombs reported a tortoise density of 39 per square mile in 1974. In these 26 years cattle use was reduced 100 percent and tortoise numbers were reduced 74 percent.
These tortoises were doing so poorly a veterinarian, Dr. Jarchow, was consulted. He reported all six specimens were suffering from osteoporosis caused by a protein deficiency in their diet. Dr. Jarchow examined five specimens from the same mountains that shared their range with cattle. He reported these specimens were all healthy and well nourished.
The historical record proves conclusively that tortoise thrive when cattle are on the range with them and without cattle grazing they are always malnourished and unhealthy and their numbers plummet.
For what it’s worth, folks, here’s another doc to add to the list documenting BLM’s land grab
There’s a name, email address & phone number at the end of it to spread the joy...
(I saved the doc just in case it disappears as well...)
"Obama gots to pry Whitey's cold, dead hands off his Bible and his guns..."
The turtles thrive on bovine scat....I’m not shitting you...
Wait for it from the MSM: when lefty cranks do this, they’re “holding vigil”; when patriotic Americans do it, they’re “vigilantes.”
It’s predigested food for some animals.
What is the government going to do with the cattle once they have them?
Give them voter ID cards and turn them loose in Chicago.
Freepers back this effort 100%!
The tortoise ruse is proof that nefarious is occurring here. Reid and his federal mafia are unquestionably behind this. Godspeed militia, death to tyrants. . How can that be controversial?
Are there any pictures on site of the good guys?
it’s coming to a canyon near You.
Canyon hell, its happening all around me now on a smaller scale.
Saved as well.
I hope they are all bringing their artillery
counter sniper teams to the fore , 2 can play that game .