Saturday, April 12, 2014

THIS IS IN THE NEWS.... a RANCHER IN Nevada has failed to pay rental fees on the federal land where he grazes his cattle. It wasn't clear to me why he failed to pay but the government went on to seizes his cattle and they did get 350 of 900 of them. They government said they were trying to protect some desert turtle.
armed men  moved in to help the farmer and the government with all their guns and helicopters had to back down. hurrah!
BLM Director Neil Kornze said: '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.'
Men carrying AK-47s and handguns were pictured at an increasingly large tent camp in southern Nevada that has been set up in protest at the Bureau of Land Management's attempt to confiscate cattle from a rancher who has been working the land for centuries.
The dispute that triggered the roundup dates to 1993, when the BLM cited concern for the federally protected tortoise. The agency later revoked Bundy's grazing rights.
Bundy claims ancestral rights to graze his cattle on lands his Mormon family settled in the 19th century
OK, they wanted him off the land to protect tortoise s on the land but the high price of hamburger in the supper market might had something to do with it. 

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