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Carrie Underwood Speaks Out Against Tennessee's "Ag Gag Bill"

Image courtesy of Arista Nashville (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Arista Nashville (via ABC News Radio)

Carrie Underwood isn't one to court controversy, but she's ready to protest at the Tennessee governor's mansion over a bill recently passed in the Tennessee State Legislature.

The Animal Cruelty and Abuse bill, nicknamed the "Ag Gag Bill," gives anyone who records instances of animal cruelty 48 hours to report the violation and submit their video or audio recordings to authorities.  Otherwise, they could be charged with a criminal violation.  Carrie, a strict vegetarian, and she is concerned the bill will reduce the number of undercover videos made to expose instances of animal cruelty on farms, by not giving anyone investigating animal cruelty enough time to collect evidence.

Once she found out the bill passed, Carrie tweeted , "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?” 

Carrie eventually pleaded directly to Govenor Haslam, tweeting, "Please don’t sign the Ag Gag bill. Think about the welfare of the animals as well as the consumers. I’m begging you… @BillHaslam It’s not all about big business. Please look out for the little guys! Show TN that you have a heart… #NoAgGag."

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