A Humane Society investigation of a Wyoming pig breeding facility to the introduction of an ag-gag bill in Wyoming, which eventually failed. Courtesy of Humane Society of the U.S. hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Humane Society of the U.S. The Salt 2013 Was The Year Bills To Criminalize Animal Cruelty Videos Failed December 27, 2013 This year, 15 bills in 11 states attempted to make undercover videos on farms illegal. Not a single one passed. Activists say a broad-based coalition that tapped the grass-roots concern for animal welfare helped defeat the measures.