|Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (AP photo by Eric Schelzig)|
In an editorial, the Knoxville Daily News called for Haslam to veto the bill, saying it not only protects people who commit cruelty to animals by making it harder to gather enough information, but it goes against freedom of press. The law "would conflict with Tennessee’s Shield Law, which prevents authorities from requiring journalists to reveal any information or source of information used in news-gathering," states the editorial. "Tennessee authorities cannot compel anyone engaged in news-gathering to surrender photographs and video images." (Read more)
|Amy Meyer and her dog. (Photo by |
We also wrote about ag-gag bills here, here and here.