BLM v Nevada Rancher


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Sean Hannity is perhaps ignorant of the desertification effects of raising cattle in semidesert.

Perhaps he is also unaware of the agony of the animals when killed, of the copious diseases their flesh causes, of their role in global heating and freezing, drought through tree destruction and eating grasses needed for the raincycle.

He like many warmongers hosted by ABC and Clear Channel gave an hour of air time to Cliven Bundy, Nevada rancher, who thinks a thousand pound cow's hooves would not harm a tortoise.

Cliven Bundy has not paid grazing fees on federally owned land for 20 years.

"Despite a running tab of court injunctions, complaints and conservation conflicts involving the BLM, the National Park Service, Clark County and environmental groups, and nearly $1 million in fines, Bundy has continued to run cattle on the federally-owned Bunkerville Allotment in the southern tip of Nevada, about 100 miles from Las Vegas."

The Bureau Of Land Management has for many years been a pawn of ranchers. Absurdly low rates for grazing on federal land have been charged.  In its autocratic roundup of wild mustangs in opposition to the popular will, helicopters were used. According to Associated Press,

"(AP) The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's internal review of a wild horse roundup in Nevada found some mustangs were whipped in the face, kicked in the head, dragged by a rope around the neck, and repeatedly shocked with electrical prods, but the agency concluded none of the mistreatment rose to the level of being inhumane."

The conflict between the Nevada rancher and the BLM is one in which both sides are at fault.

A BLM agent tasered Cliven Bundy's son.


-saiom shriver-

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