The Ag-gag bill may still be alive.
Controversial Senate Bill 648 is slumbering in Senate Rules but may get a hearing next week, according to a lobbyist for the ASPCA and the Humane Society of the United States.
The bill aims to prevent undercover whistleblowers from exposing animal abuse in the state's meat processing plants.
Similar bills have been filed in other states. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent NC lawmakers a video featuring Republican pundit Mary Matalin that showed graphic scenes of animal abuse.