Welcome Green Monsters! We're your online guide to making conscious choices that help people, animals and the planet.
Download food monster: the biggest, baddest, yummiest vegan food app!
single

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR Newsletter

  GET FOOD MONSTER AppX

Buzz Petition

The issue of using wild animals, particularly elephants, in circuses has been a hot topic recently. Thanks to the tireless efforts of animal activists, the general public has become aware of the tremendous animal cruelty involved in circuses. Not only are wild animals obtained through suspect manner, but once held in captivity by circuses, they endure endless torment, are kept in box-like enclosures, and are only allowed out when performing or practicing “tricks” under threat of bullhooks, whips, and other physical abuse.

Using wild animals in circuses is not just dangerous for animals, the practice poses serious risks to people as well. Wild animals cannot be domesticated within their lifetime, and they remain inherently wild. Enduring such high degrees of stress and abuse, they often lash out, and a number have even escaped into the public, where they tragically succumb to the fate of being shot and killed.

Aware of the serious issues surrounding using wild animals in circuses, many countries have banned the use of wild animals in circuses. Here in the U.S., cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Santa Fe have banned the use of wild animals for live entertainment, and Illinois and New York became the first states to ban the use of elephants in circuses.

Similar legislation was introduced in New Jersey that called for the ban of using all wild animals in circuses, and the bill passed the New Jersey legislature by votes of 66-2-2 in the General Assembly and by 31-0 in the State Senate. However, on his last day in office, former governor Chris Christie decided to pocket veto the bill, by not signing it into law, stopping it from going into effect.

A revised version of the bill is now set to be presented to New Jersey’s new governor, Phil Murphy, and a petition has been set up on Care2 to encourage Gov. Murphy to sign the bill and make the Garden State more humane. Please take a moment to sign the petition here.

Some people are still unaware of the animal cruelty involved in circuses and other live acts, so make sure you share this with your network to increase support for captive wild animals!

Buzz Petition
Image Source: Flickr

Want to read more posts like this? Sign up for our newsletter below!​

Browse through some recent posts below:

Taiwan to Ban All Single-Use Plastics by 2030!

Cat Who Spent 2 Years Locked in a Pet Carrier Looks Totally Different Thanks to Rescuers (PHOTOS)

Richard Branson Pens Urgent Call to Action to Protect the Last Remaining Orangutans From Conflict Palm Oil

The Future of Food Is Vegan! Report Finds 39% of Consumers Across Europe Opt for Plant-Based Products


Disclosure: One Green Planet accepts advertising, sponsorship, affiliate links and other forms of compensation, which may or may not influence the advertising content, topics or articles written on this site. Click here for more information.

2 comments on “Chris Christie Vetoed Bill to Ban Wild Animal Circus Acts in New Jersey — Let’s Get Governor Murphy to Change This!”

Click to add comment
JOHN PASQUA
23 Days ago

SIGNED .


Reply
Jeff Biss
23 Days ago

Christie\'s a fat slob, obviously he doesn\'t care about anything but himself. Here\'s hoping that he drops sooner rather than later.


Reply


Subscribe to our Newsletter




Follow us on


Do Not Show This Again

×

Submit to OneGreenPlanet


Terms & Conditions ×
  GET FOOD MONSTER APPX