Nevada cattle rancher has won fight with feds -- for now
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
4/13/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
For the time being, Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy has appeared to have won his week-long battle with the federal government. His case has spurred nationwide attention, and has garnered protestors rallying for his rights.
Clive Bundy claims his herd of roughly 900 cattle have grazed on the land along the riverbed near Bunkerville, 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, since 1870.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The Bureau of Land Management had previously removed hundreds of his cattle from federal land, saying that they were grazing illegally.
Bundy claims his herd of roughly 900 cattle have grazed on the land along the riverbed near Bunkerville, 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, since 1870. After one of his sons was arrested while protesting the removal of the cattle, Bundy then threatened a "range war" against the BLM on the Bundy Ranch Web site.
Check out our fine selection of Bibles -- by going here!
"I have no contract with the United States government," Bundy said. "I was paying grazing fees for management and that's what BLM was supposed to be, land managers and they were managing my ranch out of business, so I refused to pay."
Bundy, according to the federal government "owes the American people in excess of $1 million " in unpaid grazing fees and "refuses to abide by the law of land, despite many opportunities over the last 20 years to do so."
The BLM has since said it would not enforce a court order to remove the cattle and was pulling out of the area.
"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," BLM Director Neil Kornze said.
"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," he said.
The controversy began April 5, following lengthy court proceedings dating back to 1993, federal officials said. Officers began impounding the first lot of cows last weekend. Bundy responded by inviting supporters onto his land to protest the action.
"It's not about cows, it's about freedom," Utah resident Yonna Winget told reporters.
"People are getting tired of the federal government having unlimited power," Bundy's wife, Carol Bundy told television journalists.
One of Bundy's sons, Dave Bundy, was taken into custody for refusing to disperse and resisting arrest last weekend. Hundreds of other protesters, some venturing from interstate, gathered along the road few miles from Bundy's property in solidarity. Dave Bundy was later released.
A spokesman had told reporters that roughly 300 protesters had assembled for the protest, while a BLM representative estimated there were around 100 people.
"We want a peaceful protest, but we also want our voices heard," Cliven Bundy's sister, Chrisie Marshall Bundy said.
Clashes between demonstrators and authorities took a violent turn last week, with cell phone video showing some being tasered at the site, including Bundy's son, Ammon Bundy. Two other protesters were detained, cited and later released according to the BLM.
Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for AUGUST 2017
Artists. That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.
There is a secret plan for America, and what we're seeing is just the start. The sinister plot has begun Watch
To the uninitiated eye, there is a movement afoot in the United States to remove monuments to the Confederacy. Few people care about what ... continue reading
Mary's response reveals the meaning of life. We were made to give ourselves away to the Lord who has given Himself to us - in a Holy ... continue reading
The head of the U.S. bishops conference called for prayers after one person was killed and over a dozen injured during a white nationalist ... continue reading
We can miss a real encounter with the Lord if we think that this account is only about Peter and the disciples - something distant which ... continue reading
Earlier this week, a video which shows a Bigfoot walking in the tall grass along a rural road, went viral. The video prompted the police to ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- St. Clare of Montefalco: Saint of the Day for Thursday, August 17, 2017
- Over 20 million people facing starvation - and we should care!
- Get ready for self checkout everywhere: 3.5 million retail cashiers ...
- Pro-life wins in Texas with new law to protect religious freedom and ...
- Daily Readings for Thursday, August 17, 2017
- North Korea launches purge against Christians as faith spreads across ...
- Should history be rewritten to appease the angry? HD Video
- saint paul
- saint christopher
- st mary
- nicene creed
- our lady of guadalupe
- saint francis of assisi
- young children
- Saint Nicole
- st. michael
- saint francis
- st nicholas
- all saints day
- list of saints
- st anne
- st christopher
- St. Joseph
- juan diego
- francis of assisi
- Daily Reading for Friday, August 18th, 2017 HD
- Catholic Online YouTube HD
- Today is the Feast of the Assumption. Why do we celebrate it? HD
- North Korea backs down in face of U.S. threat, but why? HD