I do sympathize with Cliven about losing a family traditional lively hood due to environmental concerns of all things a tortoise. And Cliven has a right to disagree and protest such decisions. The smartest thing that he could have done was work with environmentalists on how to save the desert tortoise and its habitat. A business the Bundy Ranch must adapt to whatever comes its way.
The BLM does things like this because public land users tend to abuse their rights (see dust bowl). I personally live in ranching country (my moms birth certificate says my grandpas occupation was cowboy). There are good ranchers and then there are bad ranchers. Some make sure to take care of the land because they know that their lively hood counts on it. Had Bundy been at the forefront of helping the desert tortoise then things would have been different.
But the Bundy Ranch said 'lol a turtle? **** off! we are doing what we want and **** America **** everyone but us'. meanwhile Cliven Bundy is asserting crazy **** like the US Government doesnt exist, and the rest of the Confederate states right stance. Cliven even tried to use such a stance as a defense in court. Obviously his rant was rejected as nonsense.
Cliven had his chance and failed because he is a dickhead anti American that wants to start a second American Revolution. **** him and the horse that he rode in on.