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Posted by: Jarod Word on Dec 19, 2018

An elephant now residing in a Tennessee sanctuary has inspired New Jersey lawmakers to take action, banning the use of wild and exotic animals in carnivals and circuses, the New Jersey Herald reports. "Nosey's Law” was proposed after the eponymous elephant was found allegedly suffering from arthritis and abuse by her handlers. The bill will exempt organizations overseen by the state’s Division of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said that he was "proud to sign ‘Nosey's Law' and ensure that New Jersey will not allow wild and exotic animals to be exploited and cruelly treated within our state."