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Lawmaker likens animal cruelty investigations to “tape and rape” 

(Note – Holt’s comments are beyond disgusting. Sadly, far too many politicians forget the reason they were originally elected to office. While the majority of the people he supposedly represents are against his “ag-gag” bill, he assumes that he knows best and anyone that disagrees with him is pathetic. In state after state, these politicians believe they are god-like ministers of truth and justice, that the masses are ignorant fools to be directed and guided because only they know what is truly best for their constituents – i.e. Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas, etc…. The Islamic extremist should just hold off a little bit. We’re doing an excellent job of destroying our own country from within. – Jerry)

Examiner.com, APRIL 29, 2013  COLLETTE GILLIAN

Andy Holt, (R-Dresden) likened undercover investigations of animal abuse as "tape and rape" for the alleged abusers. He sponsored "Ag Gag legislation that would effectively ensure minimal prosecution of alleged livestock abusers in Tennessee. Credits:   http://www.tennessee.edu/govrelations/legislators.html

Andy Holt, (R-Dresden) likened undercover investigations of animal abuse as “tape and rape” for the alleged abusers. He sponsored “Ag Gag legislation that would effectively ensure minimal prosecution of alleged livestock abusers in Tennessee.

In a vitriol-laced email, Tennessee lawmaker Andy Holt (R-Dresden) accused the Humane Society of the United States of “using animals the same way human-traffickers use 17 year old women.” and referred to undercover animal cruelty investigations as “tape and rape”.

Rep. Holt made the comments to Kayci McLeod of the Humane Society of the United States after McLeod sent him an email asking him to reconsider his position on supporting HB 1191, a bill which he sponsored. Both emails are below:

“From: Kayci McLeod [mailto:kmcleod@humanesociety.org]

Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 1:44 PM

To: Andy Holt

Subject: Please Oppose HB 1191

Dear Representative Holt,

Have you seen the editorial in the Tennessean today opposing HB 1191, the whistleblower suppression bill intended to cover up animal cruelty?

The Tennessean editorial board condemns the bill, noting that the “bill would certainly take our state in the wrong direction, toward more senseless violence.”

We very much hope you’ll agree with the Tennessean and oppose this dangerous bill. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Kayci McLeod

Public Policy Coordinator

Farm Animal Protection Campaign

The Humane Society of the United States

T: 301 258 1564″

To which Rep. Holt responded:

“From: Andy Holt [rep.andy.holt@capitol.tn.gov]

Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 11:26 PM

To: Kayci McLeod

Cc: Andy Holt

Subject: RE: Please Oppose HB 1191

Ms. McLeod,

I am extremely pleased that we were able to pass HB 1191 today to help protect livestock in Tennessee from suffering months of needless investigation that propagandist groups of radical animal activists, like your fraudulent and reprehensibly disgusting organization of maligned animal abuse profiteering corporatists, who are intent on using animals the same way human-traffickers use 17 year old women. You work for a pathetic excuse for an organization and a pathetic group of sensationalists who seek to profit from animal abuse. I am glad, as an aside, that we have limited your preferred fund-raising methods here in the state of Tennessee; a method that I refer to as “tape and rape.” Best wishes for the failure of your organization and it’s true intent.

Andy Holt

State Representative – District 76

Weakley & Northern Carroll Counties

205 War Memorial Building

301 6th Ave. North

Nashville, TN 37243

615.741.7847

rep.andy.holt@capitol.tn.gov 

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