Lesniak Statement On Governor’s Conditional Veto Of Tiger Trafficking Bill

TRENTON – Senator Raymond J. Lesniak, D-Union, the prime sponsor of legislation which would create a registration and reporting system for tigers held in captivity within the State of New Jersey in order to discourage the worldwide black market for tiger body parts, issued the following statement after the Governor conditionally vetoed the measure to create a three-member Task Force on the Illegal Trade of Endangered Species and Exotic Animals:

“We live to fight another day. Hopefully, the governor’s conditional veto will give us an opportunity to educate the public in New Jersey and indeed throughout the United States and other countries of the plight of endangered species and the inhumane trafficking of tiger parts which threatens the very existence of tigers on our planet.”

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