Who’d Have Thought This Could Lead To Criminal Charges Against BLM?

As Western Journalism reported yesterday, a series of photos from the scene of a federal government standoff in Clark County, Nev. indicate Bureau of Land Management agents slaughtered multiple cows on the Bundy Ranch. After alleging the ranch’s owner, Cliven Bundy, had failed to pay federal grazing fees for a number of years, armed BLM agents swarmed the area, resorting to physical violence against members of the family and threats toward those who arrived to support them.

Allegations this week, in the aftermath of BLM’s decision to back down in the face of growing opposition, are perhaps even more outrageous. According to one report, federal officials systematically gunned down numerous head of cattle, allowing others to be trampled in unorthodox herding practices.

The agency was apparently so preoccupied with removing the cattle from the ranch in an effort to punish the Bundys that its agents disregarded safe protocol. Michele Fiore, a Nevada assemblywoman who has been on the front lines in defending the ranch against the government’s excessive force, detailed the atrocities she said occurred on the property.

After posting a number of photos of dead cows, she appeared on the Pete Santilli radio show to offer some context. She said officers shot cattle from the air as they flew overhead in helicopters, explaining numerous calves were left defenseless after their mothers were taken down or displaced.

“I personally helped save a calf who still had an umbilical cord attached to her as she was separated from her mom,” Fiore said.

Photo Credit: Facebook/Assemblywoman Michele Fiore

Photo Credit: Facebook/Assemblywoman Michele Fiore

She called the ordeal “disgusting,” explaining BLM agents “don’t herd cattle, they slaughter cattle.”

Attempts to move the livestock by force led to countless preventable deaths, she said.

“This is the BLM’s practice,” Fiore explained, noting officers “herd animals with helicopters, ATVs, and shotguns”; and if any “get out of line, they get a bullet in the back of the head.”

Crude attempts to bury the animals failed, she explained, as shallow graves left body parts exposed.

While more and more critics are demanding legal action against the agency in an effort to expose the cruel behavior, some have accused left-leaning activist groups including People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals of remaining silent on the issue. Western Journalism contacted PETA for comment and received a statement from Senior Vice President of Communications Lisa Lange that seemed to equate the actions of federal agents and the ranchers.

“These animals shouldn’t be killed either by the government, or by the rancher who plans to send the cows off to slaughter,” she stated. “The best thing anyone can do to stop the suffering of animals is to go vegan.”

Fiore had a direct message to special agent Daniel Love, who alleged the BLM did not kill cattle on the ranch.

“He’s a flat out liar,” she said, “period.”

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Comments

  1. Edwardkoziol says:

    Where is PITA on this cruelity towards these animals?

  2. article 1, section 8,cause 17 of united states constitution When the People delegated power between the federal and State governments, the so-called "police powers" were delegated to the State governments to be exercised eclusively within their physical boundaries. (e.g. to the exclusion of any federal "police powers.")

    In U.S. v. Knight Co., 156 U.S. 11, the Court declared:

    "It cannot be denied that the power of the state to protect the lives, health and property of its citizens and to preserve good order and the public morals, the power to govern men and things within the limits of its dominion, is a power originally and always belonging to the state, not surrendered to the general [federal] Government, nor directly restrained by the Constitution of the United States, and essentially exclusive."

    In French v. Davidson (1904) 143 Cal. 658, 77 Pac. 663, the Court determined that neither the Fourteenth Amendment nor any other provision of the Federal Constitution interferes with the power of the State to prescribe regulations to protect the health and "general welfare" of its people.

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    Through the Constitution of the United States, the People did, however, find it prudent to delegate exceptional "police powers" to the federal government in a very limited number of specific places, and to the complete exclusion of the legislation of the States:

    Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17:

    "To exercise exclusive legislative jurisdiction in all cases whatsoever, over such district (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular states, and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the government of the United States, and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislature of the state in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards and other needful buildings;

    The first provision of this Cluse referred to the establishment of the District of Columbia. The second provision established a limited number of federal "enclaves" or islands of exclusive federal jurisdiction within the outer boundaries of a State to be justified in their use for specific purposes. This was meant to have a very limited "swiss cheese" effect on the jurisdiction of the State. [Note: According to Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, an "enclave" is defined as a territorial or culturally distinct unit enclosed within foreign territory.]

    there is no fed building on the and and no claim for jurisdiction..only perceived again by fear

  3. MuslimLuvChrist says:

    The overall progressive strategy is the use of bullying to submit all opposition. Bullying and violence by the Left is nothing new. Dirty Reid continues his long train of abuses, telling bold-faced lies as if there is no accountability at all. Violence serves the left well in mustering the troops. Propping up bogeymen, instilling fear, and directing the wrath of the mob (with guns pointing at women and children) it comes right out of the Left’s playbook. Lenin roundly endorsed killing as a ‘progressive’ political tactic, urging the killing of women and children. The federal government begins arming tens of thousands of federal workers, buying up billions of rounds of ammunition, and turning police into a military force equipped with tanks, the least you can say is they have more than law enforcement in mind. Why does the BLM and the IRS need shotguns and AKs?  Besides defense, what parts of our government require enforcement backed by fire power? When Obama controls our guns and ammunition, our money, our healthcare, the environment, the land, our resources, and law enforcement, he won’t have to control food and water, though he is moving into those areas as well. And the more Obama pushes, the more likely there will be a push back. This means it won’t be long before civil war breaks out; that is, if the power elite continue their aggression and provocations, and if the opposition insists on survival. We are at that point now. If everyone files lawsuits to stop the tyranny we may save our nation.

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