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]

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  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    75th anniversary of dumbo movie is this yr so please help elephants live now!

  2. BRAVO TO NEW JERSEY SENATE…PASSING THIS “NOSEY’S LAW” TO PROTECT THE MAJESTIC PACHYDERMS. Then again, WHY no one is doing anything to help rescue the poor Nosey from her Abuser in Florida? Imprison the man who torture and torment the majestic animal for his own benefit. WHERE IS THE JUSTICE FOR NOSEY?

  3. Maria Mahyorova says:

    At last! No other states must follow.


  5. BAN any circus animal acts! BAN using any ANIMAL FOR ENTERTAINMENT, TESTING & EXPERIMENTING!!!!

  6. Judith Mitchell says:

    Good for you, New Jersey! Many of us have been following the sad story of NOSEY, and it is a relief that you have been listening, too. Thank you. May this inspire other states to follow your compassionate lead.

  7. Beth Polera says:

    Wonderful! It is about time, thank you New Jersey State Senate. God Bless and help rescue Nosey.

  8. This is wonderful news, but Nosey is still suffering at the hands of that piece of garbage, Liebel! She, of all elephants, needs to be rescued and that creep thrown in jail!

  9. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    This is a good start. Now all the other states need to follow suit❗️?
    Signed & Shared

  10. Kudos to NJ for stepping up and being a leader for rights of these majestic creatures. Hopefully clearer minds will prevail and all others follow your lead!

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