Thursday, May 09, 2013
Priscilla Presley has joined the group urging Governor Bill Haslam to veto Senate Bill 1248, the “ag gag” bill.
She said, "If you sign this bill into law you are making the statement that Tennessee farmers and our equine industry have something to hide. I don’t believe that’s in the best interest of our state. In addition, this bill gives anyone who records instances of animal cruelty 48 hours to report the violation and submit their video or audio recording to authorities.
By not giving anyone investigating animal cruelty enough time to collect evidence, this bill is set up to protect the abusers while failing to protect the welfare of the animals and livestock.”
In the 1980s Priscilla Presley hosted the reality television series about animals and their extraordinary lives, Those Amazing Animals. The show combined notable facts and entertainment and is considered a precursor to today’s popular Animal Planet and Discovery Channel. At present, Ms. Presley is involved with various horse rescue charities and animal-rights causes.