Lady ‘Gag’-a 

Credit: Brad Gregg

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.

A
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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