A big thanks to our sister station in Houston (The Bull) for this report!
According to The Bull, Carrie Underwood got some heat from a Tennessee state representative after she spoke out against the “Ag Gag Bill” — a piece of legislation that would require anyone recording image of animal abuse to submit unedited footage or photos to police within 48 hours.
Underwood got on Twitter last week tweeting, “Shame on TN lawmakers for passing the Ag Gag bill. If Gov. Bill Haslam signs this, he needs to expect me at his front door. Who’s with me?” Representative Andy Holt responded to the country singer by saying, “I would say that if Carrie Underwood will stick to singing, I’ll stick to lawmaking.”
Those who are against the bill say the time span to report is too short and could potentially be an invasion of privacy. Those who back “Ag Gag” claim it will bring attention to animal abuse and recognize it.
The bill has passed through the Senate and House, and is in Gov. Bill Haslam’s hands now.