NC Legislature Overrides Veto On ‘Ag-Gag’ Bill

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 RALEIGH, NC — North Carolina’s Ag-gag bill is now law.  The State House and Senate voted to override Governor McCrory’s veto Wednesday.

The bill allows employers to sue workers who get jobs just so they can secretly record animal abuse or other suspected illegal activity, like a video released last summer by Mercy For Animals.  The group says the video shows abuse of baby turkeys at a plant in Hoke County.

The President of Mercy For Animals sent WCCB Charlotte a statement that reads in part: 

“…the legislature has sided with those who aim to keep North Carolina’s cruel factory farming practices hidden from public view and created a safe haven for animal abuse and other criminal activity.”