Success: State Bans All Elephant Circus Acts


Target: Stephen M. Sweeney, New Jersey Senate President

Goal: Thank the Senate for passing “Nosey’s Law” and banning all elephant circus acts from the state of New Jersey.

After some deliberation, Nosey’s Law, which bans all elephant circus acts from the state of New Jersey, was approved and passed by the state Senate. The law is named in honor of Nosey, a circus elephant who is continually rented out and used by her trainer despite her many health problems.

Elephants are incredibly social, intelligent and curious animals. Unfortunately many are imprisoned within the entertainment industry where they are forced to do tricks and give rides. Thankfully more and more people are speaking up for those who cannot speak for themselves, including many at ForceChange.

Sign this petition to thank the New Jersey Senate for banning all elephant circus acts and for treating these animals as living beings and not objects.


Dear Senator Sweeney,

Recently, the New Jersey Senate approved and passed “Nosey’s Law.” Nosey’s Law bans all circus elephant acts from the state of New Jersey.

The law is named in honor of an elephant who has been used and disrespected for many years. Nosey’s owner continues to rent her out and force her to give rides despite the many alleged debilitating diseases she suffers from.

Thank you for approving Nosey’s Law and being a helping hand to suffering elephants all over the nation. It is inspiring to see people helping those who cannot help themselves. I can only hope more states follow in your footsteps and adopt similar laws.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Mister E

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  1. This is greatly appreciated. Now it is time to keep all circus animals out of the state as well as put a stop to the black bear hunts. Thank you.

  2. Chris Broderick says:

    Use of any animal for human profit is abhorrent. So glad things seem to be getting better, albeit slowly. I pray that, within my lifetime, we’ll see Animal Rights (for all animals) as a real thing!

  3. Alice Cheang says:

    Thank you so much! God Bless yoU all! Ban all animal circus too please!

  4. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared❗️?

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