Does Bundy own the land or is it leased federal land to graze his cattle?Submitted by oceanoz on Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:21
I'm not quite understanding this whole situation.
According to The Wildlife News:
"On Saturday, April 5 the U.S. Bureau of Land Management BLM) began rounding up the hundreds of cattle owned by rancher Cliven Bundy of Bunkerville, Nevada. The cattle are a mixture of trespass cattle Bundy runs on U.S. public land for which he has no permit and also apparently feral cattle, probably derived from the trespass cattle. In surveys this month, the BLM identified 908 cattle illegally on the scenic, almost 600,000 acre Gold Butte public land area.
When Bundy stopped paying his required grazing fees in 1993, the BLM had authorized him to graze only 152 cattle."
So, Bundy owns the cattle but not the land, as I'm understanding.
UPDATE: The land is not federally owned, it is federally protected public land.