New Jersey Passes Historic Bill Banning the Use of Wild Animals in Traveling Acts!

In a landmark victory, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed Nosey’s Law, which bans the use of wild and exotic animals in circuses and other traveling acts! The law was named in honor of Nosey, an elephant who was forced to give rides at fairs in New Jersey despite having painful arthritis. In 2017, authorities in Alabama finally seized her and placed her in a sanctuary, where she’s recovering from years of abuse. PETA’s determined advocacy for her and other wild animals exploited in traveling acts laid the foundation for this unprecedented law.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind