The Nevada range war at the Bundy Ranch appears to have far more facets to the story than merely the fate of cattle grazing on public land. Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy is standing steadfastly against what many have deemed the massive government overreach going in the Gold Butte region. Protesters from a multitude of states have converged upon the area to register not only their disgust at what has transpired against Bundy personally, but at the possible cow and calf deaths which have resulted from the rapid herding of the livestock with helicopters and the established of "free speech zones."
The incidents unfolding in Clark County have many concerned that America may soon have another Ruby Ridge on its hands. From the start of the controversy Cliven Bundy has stated publicly that the matter involves far more than the longstanding tradition of allowing cattle to graze on the Gold Butte public lands. Heavily armed federal agents and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) officers have blocked off many of the roads near the cattle roundup area, which has prevented Bundy and supporters from confirming potential cattle deaths.
During an interview with a Bundy family friend who is at their home helping field inquiries, The Inquisitr learned that bulldozers and dump trucks are still moving about in the area, leading many to fear that an unknown number have cattle have succumbed to the hurried roundup and died along the trek to awaiting livestock trucks. Shawna Cox stated during the telephone conversation that the Carol and Cliven Bundy believe that young calves have been separated from their mothers and will also soon perish – if they have not done so already. The Inquisitr reached out to PETA for a comment about the roundup and alleged cow death. An agency representative stated that PETA has been following the Bundy story and would sit down for an interview, but had not done so prior to the publishing of this article.