Carrie Underwood Tweet Rages over Tennessee Ag Gag Bill
The singer says the law goes against First Amendment rights
Tennessee's Ag Gag bill has been a pain in Carrie Underwood's neck for some time now. Hence the singer's switching from merely commenting on the bill every once in a while to going on a full-blown Twitter rage.As previously reported, it all started when Carrie Underwood tweeted the following: “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?”
Sources say that, in response to the singer's tweet, State Rep. Andy Holt, a Republican, recommended that Carrie Underwood should focus more on her career as a singer and allow others to take care of the business of making and passing laws.
“I should stick to singing? Wow...sorry, I'm just a tax paying citizen concerned for the safety of my family,” Carrie tweeted after hearing about Andy Holt's pieces of advice.
As was to be expected, the singer is still trying to convince Gov. Bill Haslam not to give the green light to the Ag Gag 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,” reads one of her latest tweets.
“It’s not all about big business. Please look out for the little guys! Show TN that you have a heart… #NoAgGag,” another one says.
The bill Carrie Underwood is now tweeting against aims to make it illegal for people (i.e. animal rights activists) to carry out undercover investigations concerning cases of animal abuse.
Because of this, animal lovers fear that cases of animal abuse will go both unnoticed and unpunished.
As far as the country singer and her supporters are concerned, the bill also raises food safety and labor issues concerns, not to mention the fact that it goes against First Amendment rights.