Under the Dome

Humane Society seeks veto of ‘ag-gag’ bill through TV ads

The Humane Society of the U.S. has purchased air time in Raleigh to run an advertisement calling on Gov. Pat McCrory to veto House Bill 405.

The bill went to his desk Wednesday and he has 10 days to veto, sign or let it become law without his signature.

The Humane Society says it is spending $50,000 for the ad to run on broadcast and cable.

The legislation would allow employers to sue employees who document farm or workplace conditions, or who steal from them. Animal welfare advocates call bills like this “ag-gag,” for their intent to muzzle private undercover investigations.

HB405 goes farther than that by covering any business.