VegNews Daily

Tennessee Ag-Gag Bill Killed by State Governor

Tennessee’s Governor Bill Haslam has vetoed the state’s proposed ag-gag legislation.

Tennessee’s ag-gag bill was recently killed by Governor Bill Haslam. The proposed law would require undercover footage to be turned over to the police within 48 hours of recording it. Governor Haslam released a statement saying the bill would make prosecuting cases of animal cruelty more difficult. Thousands of calls and emails poured into the governor’s office urging him to veto the legislation, according to The Humane Society of the United States, and HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle shares, “It’s the wrong policy to punish the person who exposes cruelty, instead of the person who perpetrates it. We are grateful to Governor Haslam for hearing the clear voice of Tennesseans and ending this debate so emphatically.”

 Comments

National Vegan Blogger Conference Hits Austin This May

Meat-free bloggers from all over the world converge for Vida Vegan Con.
Read More »

#1 Drought Culprit: Animal Agriculture

While Californians are told to take shorter showers and stop watering their lawns, the worst offender of water consumption remains unregulated.
Read More »

Vegan Bakery to Open Eight Locations Nationwide

Cinnaholic announces new locations across the United States, including cities in Texas, Maryland, and North Carolina.
Read More »

Vegan Beer and Food Festival Returns to Los Angeles

Tickets are on sale now for the the annual festival at Southern California's Rose Bowl.
Read More »

Animal Activist and Simpsons Co-Creator Dies

Passionate animal advocate, Sam Simon, passes away after giving away millions to animal organizations.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »