Standoff between Rancher in Nevada and 200 armed federal agents
DailyMail.com | April 10, 2014 | by James Nye
Standoff in the desert: Last rancher in south Nevada takes on 200 armed federal agents and SNIPERS trying to confiscate his cattle from his ancestral land in constitutional dispute over a rare tortoise Cliven Bundy is appealing for help to stop the Federal Bureau of Land Management and the FBi from removing his 900 or so cattle.
He claims his family have owned 600,000 acres of Gold Butte since 1870. The federal government claims that the cattle are trespassing on arid and fragile habitat of the endangered desert tortoise.
Heavily armed federal officers equipped with 9 helicopters and backed up with snipers have descended on the land.
They have removed hundreds of the cattle in the past two weeks.
The federal authorities say that Bundy has refused to pay for grazing rights for 20-years.
Bundy has said the land is his and his constitutional rights are being trampled on.
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