Gov. Pat McCrory has the opportunity to create a positive political legacy with his pen if he vetoes House Bill 405. He has the opportunity to be a champion of the most helpless members of society: young children, the elderly and animals.
The bill on his desk, commonly labeled an “ag-gag” bill, would punish the person(s) who expose criminal acts of cruelty, not the business that commits it.
The governor has a choice. He can take action and veto the bill, or he can sign it into law and be forever remembered as a politician who turned his back on the protection of the most vulnerable and powerless in our society in exchange for perceived political gain.