Ben Swann interviewed Ryan Bundy, son of Cliven Bundy, on his radio program Wednesday. Bundy spoke about the continuing battle over the grazing land, the next steps federal agents may take, and what has already taken place on the property so far.Bundy told Swann that federal agents have fled the area and left a great deal of gear and equipment and that they aren’t likely to return any time soon for it. He also said that federal agents destroyed much of the grazing infrastructure on the land, including water lines, water tanks, troughs, corrals, and fences.The damage didn’t stop at just destroying infrastructure: Bundy revealed that their cattle, about 40 or so, had been killed by federal agents and thrown into a mass grave.In these photographs provided to Benswann.com from the Bundy family, you can see that so called mass grave which was dug out with the use of a backhoe. Already inside that dirt grave you can see the body of at least one of the cattle.Bundy said that he could also see where the cattle had been killed out in the hills, in the corrals, and where they were shot down by helicopters.Bundy says that he’s been told that these were “mercy killings” by the agents. He discovered that this was not true when he realized that one of the bulls that had been killed made a large mark in the ground with its horn when shot, signifying that the bull had been running when killed rather than sickly and lame.
The federal occupation of so-called “public lands” has served as a tremendous show of force and illustrated a deteriorating relationship that exists between the federal government and the people.