Carrie Underwood Fights with Local Rep Over Ag Gag Bill
Carrie Underwood is letting the nation hear her stance on Tennessee’s recent Ag Gag bill, and it doesn’t look like she’s backing down any time soon.
This past Friday, we reported Underwood posted an angry tweet to Tennessee’s governor, Bill Haslam, saying, “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?”
Ever since, she has made headlines and received some backlash for her comments.
According to a local Nashville news station, State Rep. Andy Holt (R) lashed out at Underwood’s comments and said, “I would say that Carrie Underwood will stick to singing, I’ll stick to lawmaking.”
Just like the Ag Gag bill, which could potentially criminalize those conducting undercover investigations of animal abuse, Holt’s remarks didn’t sit well with the country singer. Underwood tweeted, “I should stick to singing? Wow…sorry, I’m just a tax paying citizen concerned for the safety of my family.
This is a serious issue, and something Underwood doesn’t take lightly. She is an animal activist and will not sit back while lawmakers refuse to take a stand for animals.
Through her twitter account, she continues to plead with Haslam to rethink the bill, “@BillHaslam Please don’t sign the Ag Gag bill. Think about the welfare of the animals as well as the consumers. I’m begging you.” She continued, “It’s not all about big business. Please look out for the little guys! Show TN that you have a heart…
Hopefully Underwood’s unyielding initiatives won’t go unnoticed.
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