To support New Jersey’s Nosey’s Law (A4386/S2508), as amended, to prohibit traveling wild and exotic animal acts, ADI is holding a week of action January 1-5; we hope you can get involved to make it a success!
If you live in New Jersey, below you will find actions for you to take to support New Jersey’s Nosey’s Law (A4386/S2508), as amended, to prohibit traveling wild and exotic animal acts.
Circus animals are counting on you to take action for them this week, so please join ADI, fellow supporters, and other animal protection groups to stop circus suffering in New Jersey.
We need your help to make it a success!
Nosey’s Law (S2508), to ban circus elephant acts, passed the NJ Senate last year; we were delighted that its sponsor, Sen. Ray Lesniak, subsequently committed to support an amendment to protect all wild animals suffering in circuses, noting ‘It’s the right thing.” ADI met with the Assembly companion bill (A4386) sponsor, Rep. Raj Mukherji, to provide evidence and make the case that all wild animals suffer in traveling acts. Rep. Mukherji agreed, and amended the bill; it subsequently passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee with broad support. A4386/S2508 now goes to the full Assembly for a vote January 4th, and to the Senate January 8th (to concur on the amendment).
TAKE PART in our week of action ~ help bring A4386/S2508 over the finish line, and make NJ the first US state to ban all wild and exotic circus animal acts!
Take Action This Week!
Monday: Send this email to 5 friends, and ask them to take action
Tuesday: Spread the word on social media!
Share our week of action Facebook posts and tweets with your friends and followers.
Wednesday: Call your state assemblymember
Call your assemblymember and urge them to say YES to A4386, as amended, to prohibit traveling wild animal acts, when it goes before the Assembly (Jan. 4th)
Thursday: Follow up with your assemblymember if needed
If you did not get a chance to call on Wednesday, call your assemblymember this morning and urge them to say YES to A4386, as amended, to prohibit traveling wild animal acts before the vote today
Friday: Call your state senator
Call your state senator and urge them to say YES to S2508, as amended, to prohibit traveling wild animal acts, when it goes before the Senate (Jan. 8th) for a vote.
Studies on the use of wild animals in traveling acts show that circuses cannot meet the physical or behavioral needs of wild animals. Animals are deprived of their physical and social needs, confined in small spaces, spending excessive time shut in trailers and train cars. They often demonstrate abnormal behaviors – rocking, swaying, and pacing – indicating they are in distress and not coping with their environment. ADI’s video evidence shows these animals are forced to perform tricks through physical violence, fear, and intimidation.
Together, we can stop the suffering. Thank you so much for making a difference for animals this week!