KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --- Add Horse Haven to a list that includes the Humane Society, the ASPCA, and the ACLU.
All of those organizations are urging Governor Bill Haslam to veto a law that would require people to report animal abuse and cruelty within 24 hours of witnessing it.
That includes filing any photos and video evidence within a day of taking them.
The groups that oppose the law say it would do more bad than good.
Their fear is that many animal abuse cases take longer than a day to investigate.
They point to the 2012 undercover investigation into the Tennessee Walking Horse as their example.
In that case it took 4 months to gather enough video, and advocates fear that not only would that investigation not be allowed but the person shooting the video would be breaking the law.
The bill awaits the Governor's signature.