TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Raymond J. Lesniak which would create a registration and reporting system for privately-owned tigers within the State of New Jersey in order to discourage the worldwide black market for tiger body parts was approved by the Senate today by a vote of 37-0.
“New Jersey has been a national leader in many social justice causes, like abolishing the death penalty, or public policy initiatives, like environmental protection,” said Senator Lesniak, D-Union. “Today, we can add to that leadership by sending a message to other states, our federal government and the international community, that New Jersey cares. We care about protecting other animal species that share the planet with us. We care about their inhumane treatment. We care, and we want to do something about it.”