Safety Concerns Force Feds To Pull Out In Illegal Cattle Grazing Dispute

April 12, 2014 1:58 p.m.

Armed anti-government activists have forced federal authorities to stop their seizure of cattle that were illegally grazing on federal land in Nevada.

“Based on information about conditions on the ground, and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of the public,” Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze said, according to ABC News.

Self-described militias had come to protest the government action against Cliven Bundy, a cattle rancher who is feuding with BLM over his use of federal land.

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