animal abuse http://wkms.org en Tennessee House Barely Approves Animal Abuse Reporting Bill http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-house-barely-approves-animal-abuse-reporting-bill <p></p><p>A Tennessee bill requiring anyone recording or taking photos of livestock abuse to turn images over to law enforcement within 48 hours has been approved in the House with 50 votes -- the bare minimum needed to clear the chamber.</p><p>Animal protection activists like the Humane Society of the United States say the bill would have a chilling effect on whistleblowers and prevent undercover operations from establishing a pattern of abuse. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:20:45 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30721 at http://wkms.org Tennessee House Barely Approves Animal Abuse Reporting Bill Tennessee Animal Cruelty Bill May Not Be What It Seems http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-animal-cruelty-bill-may-not-be-what-it-seems <p></p><p></p><p>The Tennessee legislature is wrapping up its session. Most of the high-profile issues have been settled for the year, but minor skirmishes remain -- one dealing with animal cruelty.</p><p>A bill would require that activists go to the police immediately if they uncover evidence of abuse. But those activists say it’s a sham. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:36:08 +0000 Blake Farmer (Nashville Public Radio) 30568 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Animal Cruelty Bill May Not Be What It Seems Whistleblower barred from job at animal shelter http://wkms.org/post/whistleblower-barred-job-animal-shelter <p>The man who conducted an undercover investigation leading to charges against two employees of the McCracken County Humane Society has been banned from his job at the facility. Humane Society Board President James Shumaker told The Paducah Sun that the board would likely decide on Jeremiah Robertson’s employment today. Robertson gave video and audio recordings to the sheriff's department that helped detectives investigate euthanasia specialist Beau Anderson and office manager DaLena Hall. Hall was found guilty of 10 counts of euthanizing an animal without a proper license. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:55:44 +0000 The Associated Press 23521 at http://wkms.org Whistleblower barred from job at animal shelter