Clergy Group Urges Veto of 'Ag Gag' Bill

Clergy for Justice Tennessee, a new statewide organization of religious leaders, delivered to Gov. Bill Haslam’s office a letter signed by 370 people urging him to veto Senate Bill 1248. Dubbed the “Ag Gag” bill, by the Humane Society of the United States, opponents say it is designed to prevent exposure of animal abuse by making it a crime to withhold from law enforcement any “photograph, digital image, video or similar medium” documenting cruelty to livestock within 48 hours. Haslam has 10 days to act on the bill or it becomes law without his signature. The Commercial Appeal has the story.