Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources

The Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee is responsible for monitoring issues that affect parks, farmland preservation, water resources and the growing agricultural industry.
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“Nosey’s Law,” Sponsored by Mukherji, Zwicker & Holley Providing Protections to Elephants and other Exotic Animals in NJ Signed by Governor; Becomes Law

New Jersey Becomes First State to Ban Traveling CircusesConcerned about the abuse of elephants and other exotic animals in circus acts, legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Raj Mukherji, Andrew Zwicker and Jamel Holley prohibiting the use of these animals in traveling acts such as fairs, carnivals, circuses and flea markets in New Jersey was signed into law Friday by Governor Murphy, making New Jersey the first state to ban traveling circuses.

“These are wild, endangered animals, and they should be cared for according to the highest ethical standards to ensure the survival of their species,” said Mukherji (D-Hudson). “We cannot allow ill-equipped handlers of traveling animal acts to mistreat and exploit endangered species.”

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