battling the Bureau of Land Management over his grazing rights. They've sent snipers, hundreds of heavily-armed agents, helicopters, and have closed roads and set up a heavily-mocked "First Amendment area." They've taken 300 of his 900 head of cattle and reportedly killed a number of them. BLM claimed that it was to protect a desert tortoise that they are killing anyway. He told me in an interview today that he's "paid for and inherited these rights" and explained that since the BLM's recent arrival in the late 90s, they've tried to revoke a deal he and his family have had with the state of Nevada. You can listen to the full interview below.



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The Western War: Last Remaining Rancher Vs The Federal Gov’t


Cliven Bundy is a 60-some-odd year-old rancher, the last remaining rancher in a southern Nevada county battling the Bureau of Land Management over his grazing rights. They've sent snipers, hundreds of heavily-armed agents, helicopters, and have closed roads and set up a heavily-mocked "First Amendment area." They've taken 300 of his 900 head of cattle and reportedly killed a number of them. BLM claimed that it was to protect a desert tortoise that they are killing anyway. He told me in an interview today that he's "paid for and inherited these rights" and explained that since the BLM's recent arrival in the late 90s, they've tried to revoke a deal he and his family have had with the state of Nevada. You can listen to the full interview below.  

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