On Friday, New Jersey governor Phil Murphy signed "Nosey's Law." The law outlaws wild and exotic animals in traveling acts from appearing at fairs, circuses, carnivals, parades, petting zoos, and similar live events.
The legislation is named after a 36-year-old African elephant that animal rights groups contend was abused and neglected by its owner. New Jersey is the first state to enact a law like this. New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Hawaii are considering similar legislation.