The standoff continues between Bundy and sympathetic ranchers versus the FEDS. Bundy’s son claims that the FEDs killed cattle for fun. It all started when the Bureau of Land Management attempted to enforce a court order and seize nearly 1,000 head of cattle raised by Bundy. The agency claimed the rancher owed taxpayers $1 million in grazing fees that he stopped paying back in 1993. Bundy, however, disputed the allegation and said he owed the government nothing, and that his ancestors had been using that land since the late 1800s.
1,000 ranchers and other sympathizers came to Bundy’s aid when the BLM showed up and began rounding up the cattle. The BLM released hundreds of cattle they had collected back into Bundy’s custody to avoid escalation. They said the issue would continue in the courts.
Bundy’s son, Ammon Bundy, said some of the cattle had been killed, accused the BLM of using helicopters during its roundup, and said agents used “inhumane” methods to gather 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.”
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