New Jersey Becomes First State To Ban Use Of Wild, Exotic Animals In Circuses

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed legislation Friday that made his state the first in the nation to ban the use of wild and exotic animals in traveling acts.

The legislation, also known as “Nosey’s Law,” is named after a 36-year-old African elephant with arthritis that was forced to travel across the country, including New Jersey, for traveling circus acts while also suffering abuse, the governor’s office said in a press release.

“I am proud to sign ‘Nosey’s Law’ and ensure that New Jersey will not allow wild and exotic animals to be exploited and cruelly treated within our state,” Murphy said in a statement.

“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,” he continued.

Read more at The Hill.



  1. Animals, Mr. Governor, were created by G-d to enhance the world. It could be by cooking their flesh, broiling or roasting it or by having them perform tasks to enhance the lives of people! Sometimes it is by riding on them and sometimes it is by performing stunts to entertain them. It is not abuse of the animals. Unless,of course, you’re a member of PETA. The exception naturally is when they’re put in pain. That is absolutely forbidden by the Torah. Crime, perpetrated by humans unto humans is a far greater offense! So get working at serving the people – that’s the job you wanted to do and voted to give it to you. The shootings, the drugs, the bullying- get to work and focus your attention where it belongs. Horses were made to ride upon, pull coaches and race! Let them do their job and you do yours!

    • If you’d know the cruelty circus trainers do to animals, you’d never step foot in a circus. These animals are whipped and beaten with sharp tools till they bleed and shocked with electric prods, they’re forced to perform dangerous tricks like standing on their heads or jumping through fire even though they’re scared etc., their babies are snatched from them at birth (can you imagine an elephant after being pregnant fora about 2 years having her baby forcefully grabbed away?), many of them are kept chained in cages until their performance, hundreds of animals have died or were killed in circuses.

  2. No sensitivity.

    All crass. Gentiles their world. Its not paid wise a jew attend.

    Circus, Rodeo, Casino. A double zero the double day the darkness of man. Where else can you enjoy the life on Earth. Try a library.

    No circus.

  3. Thank you governor christi. It’s about time. This was tzar baleli chayim to the max. As we all know the chicken/rooster laws will follow and then we will be free. 5

  4. It’s well known that the animal lovers hate people. Chart it for yourself. You’ll see. That’s what happens when you don’t have Torah guidance

  5. You can murder as many babies by abortion in NJ as you want or conduct as many same gender marriages as you want, but put an elephant in a circus and you’ll be prosecuted. Thank you, Governor (morally misguided) Murphy.

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