Now she can add political activist. The Checotah native and Nashville, Tenn., resident has recently taken a stand against Tennessee lawmakers attempting to pass what critics derisively call the “Ag- Gag” bill. The Livestock Cruelty Prevention Act would require videos or photos documenting livestock animal cruelty to be given to authorities within 48 hours.
Animal-rights activists say that time frame is too short and would prevent any meaningful undercover investigation of large factory farms.
longtime vegetarian, Underwood took to Twitter on April 18 to voice her
disapproval. “Shame on TN lawmakers for passing the ‘Ag-Gag’ bill,” she
tweeted. “If Gov. Bill Haslam signs this, he needs to expect me at his
front door. Who’s with me?”
While we suspect there are lots of men who would be more than happy to be paid a visit by Underwood, supporters of the legislation took umbrage. Among those not blown away was the measure’s sponsor, Andy Holt, who suggested the singer “stick to singing.”
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