Carrie Underwood is standing with animal rights groups in Tennessee who want to see Governor Bill Haslam veto a controversial bill that would require anyone recording images of animal abuse to submit unedited footage or photos ot law enforcement within 48 hours.
State Representative Andy Holt told WSMV-TV:
"I think what we need to do is make sure and recognize that if animals are being abused it needs to come to justice, and it needs to come to justice quickly. And that's the intention of this bill, bar none. No matter what anybody tells you. That's the intention of this legislation."
But, the ASPCA, the Humane Society of the United States and Mercy for Animals have all asked the governor to veto the bill. Carrie Underwood stands with them. The country star recently 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?"
Underwood's tweet did not sit well with Holt. The representative told reporters, "I would say that if Carrie Underwood will stick to singing, I'll stick to lawmaking."
Underwood and her allies are not backing down. The governor's office has received thousands of angry calls against the bill and there is a TV ad campaign against the bill. Underwood tweeted again: