The Humane State Essay Contest: All essays submitted are currently under review by our panel of judges. Due to the abundance of essay submissions, winners will be announced on January 15th.
The Humane State Design Contest: The design contest has officially ended. Humane State License Plates will be for sale at all NJ DMVs in the beginning of 2019. Sign up for our email list below to be alerted when plates are available for purchase.
In partnership with The Animal Welfare Fund of New Jersey and the NJCAR Foundation, the Lesniak Institute’s essay contest encourages participation by New Jersey students in elementary, middle and high school. The goal of this contest is to inspire students to use their writing skills to promote the need to protect animals from cruelty and to save animals from extinction.
New Jersey enacted the first and the strongest in the nation ban on ivory and rhino horn transactions
New Jersey is one of only two states (Washington) to enact a ban on imports and transportation of “trophies” of endangered species
New Jersey made dog fighting a RICO offense to enable everyone participating in a dog fight to be charged with a crime
New Jersey banned transportation of horses to slaughter houses
Next: New Jersey will pass legislation vetoed last session by Governor Christie banning Puppy Mills, Gestation Crates, and Nosey’s Law banning wild animals in circuses and fairs and legislation not reaching the Governor’s desk, Pedal’s Law eliminating bear hunts in New Jersey