.

New Jersey Is First State to Ban Wild Animal Circus Acts

It is now illegal to use elephants, tigers and other wild and exotic animals in traveling animal acts in New Jersey, the first state to mand...

It is now illegal to use elephants, tigers and other wild and exotic animals in traveling animal acts in New Jersey, the first state to mandate such a move.

by Lorraine Chow

Last week, Gov. Phil Murphy signed "Nosey's Law," the namesake of a 36-year-old African elephant with crippling arthritis that was forced to travel around the country, including to the Garden State, for traveling circus acts and suffered abuse, according to a press release from the governor's office.

"These animals belong in their natural habitats or in wildlife sanctuaries, not in performances where their safety and the safety of others is at risk," Gov. Murphy said Friday in the press release.


"This law would not have been possible without the years of hard work and advocacy by Senator Ray Lesniak, whose legacy on issues of animal rights is second to none," the governor added.

Nosey's Law passed the Legislature with only three members from either chamber opposing the measure, the governor's press release said.

The bill actually overwhelmingly passed the Legislature last session but then-Gov. Christie declined to sign it. The pocket veto meant that it had to be approved from scratch under Murphy's administration, according to the New Jersey Record.

Senator Nilsa Cruz Perez, one of the sponsors of the bill, called on other states to follow in New Jersey's footsteps.

"These beautiful creatures suffer from routine abuse and mistreatment by their handlers for the sake of entertainment," said Cruz-Perez in the press release.
"This by no means justifies the emotional and physical abuse animals like Nosey are forced to endure. Nosey is now safe in an animal sanctuary, but the law protects other animals from being abused like she was."

Illinois and New York have specifically banned the use of elephants in traveling or entertainment acts, however Nosey's Law bans the use of all wild and exotic animals in these acts.

Last year, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus shut down its 146-year-old "Greatest Show On Earth" not long after it decided to remove elephants from show tours. The circus closed after it was unable to recover from declining ticket sales and the public's growing concern over animal welfare.
Nosey's Law was supported by animal welfare groups.

"New Jersey is the first state to protect wild animals from the abuses inherent in traveling shows," said Brian R. Hackett, director of Humane Society in New Jersey, in the governor's press release.

"For too long, wild animals used in circuses have endured cruel training, constant confinement, and deprivation of all that is natural to them. We are grateful that Governor Murphy is signing Nosey's Law to close the curtain on this type of cruelty in our state."

Subscribe for daily articles:

Related

Recent Articles 3290992915047344127

Follow HAF

One time contribution

Sponsor

recommended

Subscribe

Subscribe for daily articles:

Translate

Sponsors

Recommended

Tag cloud

5G Dangers (67) About me (3) Agenda 2030 (18) Alzheimer's (14) Archons (9) Art. in German (33) Ayahuasca (13) Big Brother (132) Big Pharma (41) Bilderberg (25) Bill Gates (15) Black Knight (2) Brexit (1) Brzezinski (1) Caeli Francisco (24) Cancer (371) Censorship (79) Chemtrails (84) Child Trafficking (5) Clinton (57) Cold War 2 (62) Consciousness (32) Conspiracy (1210) Control (1108) Cosmos (222) Crisis Actors (8) Crop Circles (10) Crystal Skulls (1) Deep State (5) Dejan Davchevski (29) Demonic Possession (6) Depopulation (171) Detox (3) Diabetes (7) Disney (6) Documentaries (156) DuPont (2) Ebola (5) Education (103) EMP Dangers (1) Empaths (39) ETs UFOs (634) Evil Corporations (2) False Flags (144) Fasting (10) FEMA (4) Feminism (13) Finance (197) Fluoride (30) Forbidden History (615) Free Energy (63) Free Spirit (8) Freemasonry (15) Fukushima (65) Geoengineering (85) George Soros (35) Giants (1) Global Warming Hoax (73) GMO (65) Grounding (7) Guest Writers (5) HAARP (21) Healthcare (1896) Hemp (152) Henry Kissinger (5) Hollow Earth (20) Illuminati (74) Inspiration (785) Inspirational Public Figures (34) Internet of Things (10) JFK (19) Julian Websdale (17) Julie Alexander (30) Khali Carol (7) Laura Jane (3) Lisa Morris (1) Lucy Alvet (2) Makia Freeman (4) Mandela Effect (6) Mari A. Raphael (2) Mark Nestmann (12) Medical Kidnapping (21) Meditation (24) Michael Martin (6) Microchip Implant (23) Migrant Crisis (60) Mind Control (151) Monsanto (67) MSM (111) Mysteries (498) News (1435) Nikola Tesla (20) Nuclear Hazard (56) NWO (311) Occult Knowledge (61) OOPArt (15) Orlando Shooting (5) Papal Bloodlines (1) PhD Anonymous (22) Pienaar Arno (16) Pineal Gland (15) PizzaGate (10) Planet X (5) Planned Parenthood (1) Podesta (1) Pole Shift (11) Police State (88) Political Correctness (1) Preppers (30) Project MKUltra (37) Propaganda (59) Pyramids (75) Q and A (5) Quotes (14) Recent Articles (7931) Reincarnation (57) Religion (9) Rene’ Descartes (11) Rockefeller (25) Rothschild (83) Sacred Geometry (1) Sacred Water (8) Satanism (93) Satanist Pedophiles (437) Science (208) Secret Societies (44) Secret Space Program (20) SJW (4) Smart Meters (2) Spirituality (1076) Sponsor Books (3) Stephanie MacDonald (3) Strange Murders (3) Subscribe (1) Sun-gazing (2) Sustainable Housing (6) Symbolism (2) Synchronicity (9) The Anunnaki (115) The Bush Family (6) The Matrix (122) The Vatican (56) Time Travel (11) Transgender Agenda (15) Transhumanism (7) TROLLS (8) Vaccines (266) Videos (268) Voting is Rigged (23) War (109) War on Cash (6) War on Drugs (19) Weather Terrorism (1) Wheatgrass (1) Wi-Fi Dangers (46) Wisdom (50) WTC (9/11) (75) Zephyr Prayers (3) Zika Virus (16) Zionism (13) Zodiac (12)

Sponsor

Pageviews

item