North Carolina Legislature Overrides Ag Gag Veto

June 4, 2015 01:40 PM
North Carolina Legislature Overrides Ag Gag Veto

The North Carolina state legislature over-rode a Gov. Pat McCrory’s veto of a so-called “ag gag” law yesterday.

The bill will allow employers to sue employees for secretly photographing or shooting video of workplace activities. They can now sue for up to $5,000 per day in punitive damages in addition to being compensated for actual damages. The bill becomes law June 10.

The Humane Society of the United States reportedly spent $50,000 in a TV campaign to defeat the bill. You can read the full report from the Charlotte Observer here.


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Spell Check

Midwest, IA
6/5/2015 11:48 AM

  Debra, you have absolutely no credibility to accuse the entire state of being cruel to "everybody and everything." This bill provides assurances to keep employees or undercover activists from taking misleading pictures that can cause severe business risk. A person could take a picture of someone helping a cow by pulling a newborn calf out in a certain fashion, that could cause an ignorant activist to cry ANIMAL CRUELTY! Even if a dairy is found to be not-guilty in an animal abuse case, it can cause a devastating ripple effect to the business' operations. "...tired of being so cruel...To everybody and everything"....more like a measure to ensure more responsibility

Goleta , CA
6/4/2015 11:45 PM

  No Carolina, Why are you not tired of being so cruel ... To everybody and everything !


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