LAS VEGAS: Nevada cattle grazing dispute escalates - WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken News, Weather, Sports

Nevada cattle grazing dispute escalates

Posted: Updated:
A video posted on YouTube shows a clash between federal agents and protesters near the ranch earlier this week. A video posted on YouTube shows a clash between federal agents and protesters near the ranch earlier this week.
LAS VEGAS - Tension between the federal government and a Nevada rancher has reached new highs after protesters and federal agents clashed.

Rancher Cliven Bundy claims to have a historic right to allow his cattle to graze on public land near Bunkerville. That public land is the arid habitat for the endangered desert tortoise, according to the Associated Press.

The Bureau of Land Management says the rancher owes more than $1 million in grazing fees for allowing his cattle to graze on public land.

The BLM has started rounding up cattle from Bundy’s herd to remove them from the public land.

The dispute between Bundy and the BLM dates back to 1993.

A video posted on YouTube shows a clash between federal agents and protesters near the ranch earlier this week.

Protesters attempted to stop federal agents from accessing the land where Bundy’s cattle were grazing.

The video shows federal agents with Tasers and K-9 units clashing with protesters.

The incident in the YouTube video is under investigation.

BLM says its agents were carrying out District 2 court orders from two different judges. Those two judges say Bundy’s cattle are trespassing.

Watch the YouTube video of the incident. *Warning: video contacts graphic images and explicit language*

Copyright 2014 WNCN. All rights reserved.


  • U.S.More>>

  • Hundreds of teens have died playing this old, but popular game

    Hundreds of teens have died playing this old but popular game

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:08:39 GMT
    It's troubling and alarming an old trend is resurfacing, teens across the country are passing out to get high, and the consequences could be deadly. It begins with rapid breathing, then a sudden gasp
    It's troubling and alarming an old trend is resurfacing, teens across the country are passing out to get high, and the consequences could be deadly.
  • House approves VA health care overhaul

    House approves VA health care overhaul

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:57:37 GMT
    With a new Veterans Affairs secretary in place and an August recess looming, Congress is moving quickly to approve a compromise bill to refurbish the VA and improve veterans' health care.
    The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years.
  • Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

    Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:47:20 GMT
    Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law.
    A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other...
Powered by WorldNow

1336 Augusta West Parkway
Augusta, GA 30909

Telephone: 706.722.6664
Email: talkback6@wjbf.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.