BLM ends roundup of Bundy cattle
Even though Cliven Bundy owes us, the American People, money for lease fees he never paid, he will still benefit from the sale of the stray cattle gathered that may or may not be his. A later update states that at least some of the cattle were returned to the lands where they were illegally grazing. As Jerry Finch, President and Founder of Habitat for Horses, so eloquently wrote earlier today – the real losers in this confrontation are the wild horses that are still being shipped off to Canada and Mexico for slaughter. You can read his excellent thoughts on this here: http://www.habitatforhorses.org/for-what-its-worth/ ~ HfH
From: 8 News Now Las Vegas
By: George Knapp
LAS VEGAS — A deal has been reached between the Bundy family and the Bureau of Land Management over the cattle that the agency rounded up earlier this week.
After some tense moments Saturday afternoon, the BLM agreed to release the confiscated animals back to the family.
The BLM announced it would stop the roundup of cattle owned by rancher Cliven Bundy Saturday morning. The BLM says the animals have been illegally grazing on public lands for 20 years and has spent the past week gathering the cattle from land near Gold Butte.
The agency said it was stopping the roundup because of concerns about the safety of its employees and the public. Earlier this week, BLM officers and supporters of the Bundy family were involved in a scuffle. Cliven Bundy’s son, Ammon Bundy, was tased twice by federal agents. Another woman said she was thrown to the ground by an officer.
With more Bundy supporters pouring in from around the country, safety concerns began to grow.
The I-Team has learned the deal to end the gather was brokered by Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie.
According to sources, the BLM wants to proceed with the sale of the cattle already gathered during the roundup but is reportedly willing to share the revenue from the sale with Bundy.