Government Overkill: Obama’s BLM in Nevada Shot Rancher Bundy’s Cattle Multiple Times, Son Believes It Was a “Fun Shoot” for Feds
Posted By Vicki McClure Davidson on April 24, 2014
The feds were told to stand down from their armed standoff last week at Cliven Bundy’s Nevada ranch… but not before killing off a number of his cattle.
Or, so it seems.
The evidence is pretty damning. And the BLM has admitted that cows died during their occupation at the ranch, saying they had posed “a safety hazard.”
They left out the part about them allegedly joy-killing some of them from a helicopter.
PETA? Where are you, PETA?
From Breitbart’s Big Government, Bundy Family Says ‘Euthanized’ Cattle Shot Multiple Times:
Ammon Bundy, son of embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, said some of the dead cattle the family found after the federal government backed down from a tense standoff over a week ago had been shot as many as five times – seemingly more than necessary to kill the animals.
“Well we know that two bulls were shot. And the one that they threw up in the mountain, Nickelcrick, he had a shot from above. He was shot by helicopter, but then he had four other shots to him as well. It looks like a fun shoot,” said the younger Bundy adding, “One hit him in the head and it ripped his whole face up. It was almost like a fun shoot. I didn’t know how or what was going on, but then one was definitely from the top down. Its pretty good proof that what happened in the helicopter that did that one.”
A BLM contractor hired to round up the animals did not respond to a voicemail about the allegations. A spokesman for the BLM did not respond to a request for comment.
Helicopters are often used during cattle roundups and their use for this activity is controversial. The Associated Press reported in June of 2013 that the BLM was taking comments and suggestions about its proposal to use helicopters to help gather wild horses over the next two years. Bundy described how he thinks the helicopter roundup killed Bundy Ranch cattle.
“Since Saturday they were in gathering this cattle by helicopter. They were pushing them all. When you do it that way, it was 90 degrees that week—in the 90’s, those cattle run too hard and it’s very difficult on them and they’ll overheat and die, but also this is calving season right now,” said Bundy. “So these cows are aborting their calves and they’re also separating their newborn babies from their mothers.”
Bundy believes that is the reason why the ranch has at least 27 calves that they know of that were separated from their mothers. At this point, the ranch staff and the family can’t find the mothers to the calves.
“So there’s that issue, because its just inhumane how they gathered the cattle. We do it through a trapping process. It’s very humane to them,” he said.
— Steve (@StevePratico) April 21, 2014
Greta – Possible BLM mass cattle grave at the Bundy Ranch
BLM Destroyed Water Tanks, Shot Bulls, Ran Over Tortoise Dens
Michele Fiore, a Republican Nevada Assemblywoman and Bundy supporter, posted a photo of one of the bulls killed, and another photo of her nursing a calf back to health that she said was retrieved “nearly dead from BLM.”
Fiore said she has heard of similar cases of the BLM mistreating animals.
“I have literally gotten e-mails from ranchers across Nevada telling me that the BLM does the same practices when they are herding horses,” she told Breitbart News. “The foals are getting killed. Horses are getting killed. It’s really horrible and cruel. I don’t know any other term than cruel.”
Nearly 200,000 acres of the Gold Butte, the area the Bundys have ranched since the late 1800s, were designated off-limits for the “critical desert tortoise” population in 1998.
However, the federal government has reportedly euthanized hundreds of desert tortoises because of lack of funding for its Desert Tortoise Conservation Center in Southern Nevada.
The conservation center has a large refrigerator labeled “carcass freezer,” where it houses roughly 1,400 tortoises, whose booming population forced Clark County to pass a regulation imposing a one tortoise limit per person. Government officials expect to euthanize more than half of the animals before the conservation center closes in December 2014.
At long last… PETA spoke out.
Yes, they did.
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizWFB) April 22, 2014
So let me get this straight…PETA uses kids to scold the White House for ROLLING EASTER EGGS. BLM slaughters #Bundy cattle, PETA mute.
— Like a Boss(y) (@tamimarler) April 24, 2014
I wonder where the sad eyed puppies with the sad Sarah music playing is while they scooped dead cattle the BLM killed http://t.co/d1J9RCgLvA
— Buddy File (@Burning4Buddy) April 22, 2014
PETA: Which is more humane–sending cattle to market, or letting the BLM use them for target practice as they did at the Bundy Ranch?
— T.R. Jensen (@TheGreatPacWest) April 21, 2014
— Teresa (@BlackIrishI) April 24, 2014
More from Gateway Pundit — Cliven Bundy Family Finds BLM Mass Cattle Graves – Dead Bulls:
The Bureau of Land Management destroyed water lines and water tanks belonging to the Cliven Bundy family. The feds also shot two prized bulls and ran over at least one endangered tortoise den.
Bundy ranch family members and friends spent much of their weekend moving cattle shot or run to death during the BLM standoff earlier this month. The graphic images have gone viral online, shocking both rancher and animal advocates alike.
The first mass cattle graves photos released by Cliven Bundy and his supporters on Sunday appear to substantiate reports by witnesses who first reported the cattle deaths. Nevada assemblywoman Michel Fiore was among those who maintained that BLM agents either killed cattle by either shooting them or running them to death during the Bunkerville incident. Fiore posted several images of the cow grave on Twitter last night, labeling the posting, “#BLM massacre. This isn’t how you herd cattle.”
Reid warns Clive Bundy: ‘It’s not over. We cant have people that violate the law." YEAH HARRY, LIKE ILLEGAL ALIENS? http://t.co/qSpQdIGq0f
— Neil Russo (@neilinozone) April 15, 2014