The New Jersey Assembly is rapidly approaching a vote on Nosey's Bill, an Act that will prohibit the use of elephants and other wild or exotic animals in traveling animal acts. New Jersey residents have the power to get this bill passed. You can stop traveling circuses at the New Jersey state line. From bears, to elephants, to lions and zebras, you will be helping them all with your calls and emails. This legislation will become law the day it passes the legislature and is signed by the governor — help make it happen!
This legislation will ensure that many species of nonhuman animals will never again have to endure what this legislation prohibits: "... any animal act, carnival, circus, display, exhibition, exposition, fair, parade, petting zoo, presentation, public showing, race, ride, trade show, or similar undertaking in which animals perform tricks, give rides, or participate as accompaniments for the entertainment, amusement, or benefit of a live audience" if they are, "...transported to or from the location of the performance in a mobile or traveling housing facility." Originally sponsored by now-retired Senator Lesniak, Nosey's Bill is now championed by Assemblymen Raj Mukherji, Andrew Zwicker, and Jamel C. Holley.
Elephants, zebras, giraffes, tigers and so many other species need you to call your two state assembly representatives now. You do not need to be a registered voter, just a resident of New Jersey. Be sure to share this action alert with everyone you know.
1) CALL your two New Jersey assemblypersons.
Go to the link below and enter your zip code, then click on New Jersey tab to find out who your state assemblypersons (each listed as a 'State Representative') are and their corresponding phone numbers.
When a staff person in each of your assemblyperson's offices answers, politely say something like the following:
"As a New Jersey resident, I urge you to vote yes on A1923, also known as Nosey the elephant's bill. You are the person in power to represent my interests, so I am asking you to stop the abuses found in circuses and other traveling animal acts for me."
2) Follow up your call with an email by submitting our letter.
(Valid New Jersey street addresses only - P.O. Boxes cannot be used*)
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Support A1923 and Protect Elephants & Other Performing Animals from Abuse
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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