Skip to comments.BLM ends Bundy cattle roundup, citing safety issues
Posted on 04/12/2014 11:09:47 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
BUNKERVILLE (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- The gathering of rancher Cliven Bundy's cattle in northeast Clark County has been stopped by the director of the Bureau of Land Management.
The BLM announcement came as Bundy was meeting with Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie about the week-long dispute.
The BLM had been using contract cowboys to round up Bundy's 900 head of cattle that have been grazing over 600,000 square acres in northeast Clark County for more than 20 years without his payment of grazing fees.
As of Friday they had secure 389 cattle from the Gold Butte area, nearly 90 percent of them marked with the Bundy Ranch brand.
New BLM Director Neil Kornze made the following statement this morning:
"As we have said from the beginning of the gather to remove illegal cattle from federal land consistent with court orders, a safe and peaceful operation is our number one priority. After one week, we have made progress in enforcing two recent court orders to remove the trespass cattle from public lands that belong to all Americans.
"Based on information about conditions on the ground, and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of the public.
"We ask that all parties in the area remain peaceful and law-abiding as the Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service work to end the operation in an orderly manner.
Ranching has always been an important part of our nations heritage and continues throughout the West on public lands that belong to all Americans. This is a matter of fairness and equity, and we remain disappointed that Cliven Bundy continues to not comply with the same laws that 16,000 public lands ranchers do every year. After 20 years and multiple court orders to remove the trespass cattle, Mr. Bundy owes the American taxpayers in excess of $1 million. The BLM will continue to work to resolve the matter administratively and judicially."
Gov. Brian Sandoval reacted to the BLM decision with a statement.
"The safety of all individuals involved in this matter has been my highest priority," the email said. "Given the circumstances, today's outcome is the best we could have hoped for. I appreciate that the Department of the Interior and the BLM were willing to listen to the concerns of the people of Nevada."
Great news! Don’t see on Drudge yet.
Does this translate to “BLM will be back when crowds have been dispersed”?
If they belong to all Americans, I’m fine with him grazing there. Heck, he can drill for oil and gas. I’m okay with that too.
The Godfather of the Arizona Mafia, Harry Reid, made it go away before the National media was forced to report on how his son and Big Chinese Energy needed that land for their billion dollar solar investment.
It’s not even “public land” in the sense that it belongs to the entire USA.
It is NEVADA land that is a Sovereign State within the boundaries of the other sovereign United States of America.
The federal government is not the owner of the land, and any fees should be paid to Nevada.
BLM will probably fly over with drones and gas them.
There aren’t enough children for the federal goons to murder. Janet Reno showed them how it’s done. They will be back. The federal government’s power must NEVER be challenged and if it is, you will pay.
You bet they’ll be back! How many of the man’s cattle have already died due to heat exhaustion and having calves taken from their mothers? Where is the Humane Society and everyone else who gets buzzed up when animals are abused? This ticks me off!
Oh, and Nevada, your governor is a spineless wussy.
Cattle rustling’s still a hanging offense isn’t it. Hope there is enough rope for all of them.
Harry Reid called off this Hit after he was outed as the mastermind behind the takeover.
That criminal and his evil son Rory wanted there Chinese investors to get the land quietly !
But thanks to some posters here .
Pinky ‘Mob bagman’ Reid was outed.
You know the definition of a cult? It’s any religious group that is so small that the government can blow it up with impunity.
Me too, I love prime rib.
Don’t trust the Government. They never back down from citizens. They’ll probably attack when the smoke has died down.
The calm before the storm? I hope the Patriots out there don’t let their guard down. This government is capable of anything.
"This is BS, they left because they were outnumbered. If you could not see it, the armed feds were all around the hills, then the wimp@$$ Sheriff Gillispie brought their message to Mr. Bundy, who gave them one hour to disarm, bring cattle back, remove all fed structures and leave his land. The feds looked like they were moving down the hills and armed militias on horseback appeared on top of the hills, behind the feds, had them surrounded. They stopped in their tracks knowing they had just lost. They have not disarmed yet, nor complied with Mr. Bundy's demands as yet. They have left the area of protest, but are still there. This is not over yet!!"
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