Monday, January 11, 2016

NM Wildlife Fed. Exec. in Oregon, interrupts Bundy press conference, says "get the hell off my land"

...But as Bundy ended his short time in front of the microphones to get back to work on the outpost – his crew was planning to take down a refuge fence and replace it with a gate – New Mexico Wildlife Federation Executive Director Garrett VeneKlasen stepped in front of the cameras and railed against Bundy and his fellow ranchers. “Let’s not candy-coat this thing,” VeneKlasen said. “They are terrorists. They are domestic terrorists.” Calling the activists “bullies” and “a lunatic fringe of radical extremists,” VeneKlasen claimed the Bundy-led group was being used by the wealthy in order to take resources from government land. “I came here from New Mexico to tell these people to get the hell off my land,” he said...more

And KRQE reports:

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Representatives from the New Mexico Wildlife Federation arrived in Oregon Monday to oppose the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and to state that extremists do not represent sportsmen and women or the citizens of the West. NMWF Executive Director Garrett VeneKlasen is representing sportsmen and women, veterans, birders, native communities and a host of citizens...


Santa Fe Public Radio, KSFR, has an interview with VeneKlasen here.

1 comment:

J.R. Absher said...

You may recall the NM Wildlife Federation, which is far more closely aligned with environmental groups and the NWF than with grassroots NM hunters, shooters and sportsmen, was a staunch supporter of Sen. Heinrich in the last election.