Bundy says no one should worry about the fate of the endangered desert tortoises, dismissing concerns that the cattle eat the grasses and weeds the tortoises need to survive. They can survive with his cattle grazing in their habitat, he says, because they can eat cow manure:
The tortoises eat the cow manure, too. It’s filled with protein.
Desert tortoises are entirely herbivorous, eating grasses, weeds, greens, vegetables and fruit.