Feds release all cattle gathered during roundup

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Updated: 4/13 10:20 am
(AP) ---- Federal land managers confirmed they released all 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on public land in southern Nevada from a rancher who has refused to recognize their authority.
 
The Bureau of Land Management took the action Saturday afternoon after hundreds of states' rights protesters, including militia members, showed up at corrals outside Mesquite to demand the animals' return to rancher Cliven Bundy.
 
The bureau issued a brief statement saying the cattle were released "due to escalating tensions." Some protesters were armed with handguns and rifles at the corrals and at an earlier nearby rally.
 
Las Vegas Police Lt. Dan Zehnder says the showdown was resolved with no injuries and no violence. He says Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie was able to negotiate a resolution after talking with Bundy.
 
The fight between Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management widened into a debate about states' rights and federal land-use policy. The bureau revoked Bundy's grazing rights after he stopped paying grazing fees and disregarded federal court orders to remove his animals. The dispute that ultimately triggered the roundup dates to 1993, when the bureau cited concern for the federally protected tortoise in the region.
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Kayntx - 4/14/2014 3:55 PM
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go to www.infowars.com and read the documents naming the Bundy's ranch and Sen Reid ties to the Chinese Solar businesses . You will see the future of your beloved country being sold out to China. Farmers and Ranchers built this country and when they are gone you will begging for something to eat from the government like 46 million on foodstamps now. Help or get out of the way.

retired51 - 4/13/2014 11:20 PM
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This Bundy is a piece of crap!!! He is willing to let others get hurt fighting his fight!! He is gutless and thinks he can do what he wants and is nothing but a squatter!! Him and his supporters think they have won the battle...well you haven't won the war!! If the state of nevada was in charge of all the federal land he still wouldn't feel like he has to pay anything!! So don't blame the BLM or government cause him and others like him also suck from the government tit when they need handouts!

Kramer - 4/13/2014 4:15 PM
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there's no 'grandfathered' rights. The BLM has legal authority to managae the land for the benefit of all Americans, and to encourage local economic health. How they do so is up 4 debate, not the "right" to graze. Stick to the facts, and lay off the 'overthrow' nonsense. I doubt U'all have any idea what it takes to manage a range allotment, or even Y such things exist.

Justdoit - 4/13/2014 2:36 PM
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Bubbles, I think you mean the corporate owned ranches?

Bubbles - 4/13/2014 2:10 PM
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And the ranchers keep belly up to the corporate welfare trough.

Justdoit - 4/13/2014 1:26 PM
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Not even a peep out of Dirty Harry!

Speed - 4/13/2014 1:16 PM
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Bundy's "Grazing Rights" predate the BLM and Federal Government interference. He is "grandfathered in". Shut down the BLM and TAKE NEVADA BACK FROM THE GOVERNMENT!
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