Skip to comments.Feds rile ranchers by fencing off water for cattle — to protect a jumping mouse!
Posted on 05/12/2014 8:49:30 AM PDT by jazusamo
Forest Service says it's mouse habitat
The Obama administrations crackdown on Western land use has sparked a furor over the Forest Services decision to fence off a creek used by thirsty cattle in drought-stricken Otero County, New Mexico.
The Otero County Commission is scheduled to meet Monday to discuss whether to order the sheriff to open the gates against the wishes of Forest Service officials, who have argued that the fence is needed to protect the Agua Chiquita riparian area and habitat for the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse.
Otero County Sheriff Benny House said he worries that the increasingly tense situation could erupt into a Nevada-style melee between ranchers and federal agents.
Whats going to happen here is that we could end up with a Bundy situation, said Sheriff House, referring to Nevada rancher Cliven Bundys standoff with the Bureau of Land Management. Hopefully, we can resolve it without it getting out of hand.
In another display of unrest in the West over federal land policy, about 50 people drove all-terrain vehicles Saturday into Recapture Canyon in southern Utah, an area managed by the Bureau of Land Management that is off limits to motorized vehicles. Hundreds more attended a protest at a nearby park.
Juan Palma, Bureau of Land Management Utah state director, said in a statement that the agency would pursue all available redress through the legal system to hold the lawbreakers accountable.
He said the area is the site of ancient Indian archaeological artifacts and dwellings.
Although Bundy ranch comparisons are inevitable, one key distinction is that the Otero County ranchers, unlike Mr. Bundy, havent broken any laws. They own the rights to the water under New Mexico law, but the creek is within the federally owned forest.
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Whether they understand it or not,
a match was struck at Bunkerville,
and the fire is going to burn the feds.
People are just plain “Fed” up.
UN Agenda 21 at work to eliminate private property rights and drive all peasants into high-rise containment facilities prior to their shipment to the incinerator camps.
Here’s another example of a federal government run amok: the feds won’t do their job of protecting the citizens of New Mexico from invasion, but they will protect a rodent from New Mexican citizens.
Yes. It’s more inevitable than ever. When American people saw they can match force with force against the government’s tyranny, the stage was set. My hope is it doesn’t end up like Ukraine, Egypt, et el. Those places suck worse than they did before. It’s possible that 2016 could calm things down, but I don’t think so. Most in DC are completely oblivious to what’s going on.
You can’t post that quote often enough. Thank you.
Exactly, and the local Forest Service was working with ranchers until they got word from high ups in the 0bama administration to close off the water.
Most lefty sheeperals are simply astounded.
One even said in an article, in response to the BLM backing down:
“how DOES one make the federal government back down?”
It’s simply a foreign concept to them that the government COULD be acting illegitimately, and further alien to their mindset that people would take action outside of the court system to thwart them on their illegitimate activity.
Makes me wonder how Longhorn or Outback will introduce the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse steaks on their menu?
I fear the feds will do things that would make a NAZI puke.
Are they trying to Re - Start the Old West Water Wars?
No mousemeat for you!
The DC elites want us all to be vegans.
“Most in DC are completely oblivious to whats going on.”
As are most in Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, DFW metro, Chicago, NYC...
“Most” were completely oblivious in 1776, too.
THANK GOD history has NEVER been made by “most”; it has ALWAYS been “the few” who made the deciding difference.
They seem to be off to a good start, enviro-nazis and government agents had best steer clear of ranchers if they escalate this.
Agreed. Most around here, KCMO, have no idea. When shots are fired, everyone will know.
“...feral hogs are still able to drink from the creek.
Are they still talking about wild animals or the government here?
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