Animal welfare laws in NC

Posted May 23, 2011 9:28 a.m. EDT

From puppy mill regulation to the new anti-neglect bill, Chamberlin's Law, animal welfare laws are always a tough sell at the NC General Assembly, year in and year out.

Why is this such a controversial topic? And why don't state lawmakers want to talk about it?

Here's my story on the issue from Friday's 6pm newscast.  And yes, all the footage used is WRAL's footage, taken by our own reporters, at puppy mill raids around the Piedmont in the past several years. 

The web version of the story has links to information from both sides of the debate.