FBI agents investigating the scene of the Oregon wildlife reserve occupation this week found a trench full of “significant amounts of human feces” that was apparently left by Ammon Bundy’s band of antigovernment militants. According to a court filing reported by Reuters, the shit hole was either on top of or next to “grounds containing sensitive artifacts” of the Burns Paiute Native American Tribe.
Cliven Bundy was denied bail in Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday, the Guardian reports. He is charged with felony conspiracy to impede federal officers in connection with the 2014 at his Nevada ranch. “If he’s released and goes back to his ranch, that’s likely the last the court will see of him,” the judge said.
The FBI is negotiating with the those still holed up inside Malheur Wildlife Refuge, OPB reports, after Ammon Bundy, through his lawyer, encouraged the remaining militants to go home. Bundy’s wife Lisa, however, in a now-deleted post on the “Bundy Ranch” Facebook page, apparently questioned the authenticity of her husband’s statement.
A video uploaded to Facebook on Wednesday appears to show the armed militants occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge rummaging through a storage area, accusing the Bureau of Land Management of improperly storing artifacts belonging to the local, native Paiute tribe. “SHARE!” the video is captioned. “BREAKING UPDATE BURNS OREGON BLM LEFT NATIVE ARTIFACTS TO ROT IN MICE DROPPINGS!”
We’ve been hearing a lot about the self-appointed nature trail terrorists currently holed up in Burns, Oregon—mostly because they won’t shut up. But now, the employees at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge are finally speaking out about the armed militia cosplayers keeping them from doing their jobs.
On Wednesday, the Washington Post reports, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) delivered vegan jerky—made of soy, seitan, and shiitake mushrooms—to the Bundy gang. Also on Wednesday, Paiute tribal chairwoman Charlotte Rodrique said that the milita was encroaching on land sacred to the Paiute people.