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08 May 2013

Bill to Criminalize Animal Cruelty Whistlblowers Reaches Governor’s Desk, Continues to Draw Criticism

As the anti-whistleblower “ag-gag” bill SB1248 was finally transmitted to Gov. Bill Haslam for his decision – two weeks after being passed by the legislature – more than 300 Tennessee clergy joined First Amendment and animal welfare groups urging a veto. The governor has until May 15 to either pass or veto the bill into law. If he takes no action by then, the bill automatically becomes a law.
Author/Organization: Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
Year: 2013
Where: United States of America
Topics: cruelty to animals, legislation