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Claiming an activity that harms an animal is 'tradition' is a clever scapegoat for some in the cruel world of alligator wrestling. In Florida, native Indian tribes have been practicing the sport for centuries; but now, alligator wrestling has become somewhat of a tourist attraction in the sunshine state.

At these wrestling shows, handlers drag the alligators out from the water and force them into positions whereby they can become extremely agitated or lose consciousness. Alligators are extremely wild and dangerous animals, and this sport serves nothing more than to satiate the appetites of adrenaline junkies — hardly a reason to allow this unjust cruelty to continue.

Write to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission asking them to continue promoting the well being of Florida's alligators by lobbying against alligator wrestling.

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Dear Nick Wiley, Executive Director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission:

Though it first began as a Native American tradition, alligator wrestling in the state of Florida has quickly become a sought-after tourist attraction.

Alligator wrestling involves an individual luring an alligator — usually by force — out of its habitat and onto land where the person can then try and keep the alligator down. The wrestler will utilize different kinds of "holds" that can go so far as to even incapacitate the animal.

Harming a living creature should never be a form of entertainment. Please stop these poor animals from being used as pawns in a tourist attraction.

Thank you.

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Apr 7, 2014 Amanda Torresani
Apr 7, 2014 Ariane Macharelli
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Apr 7, 2014 Sheila Miller
Apr 7, 2014 Suzan Ward Leave the poor animals alone. This is a tourist attraction??? Any tourists enjoying this kind of abuse to animals can not have brains or hearts.
Apr 7, 2014 Diana Moore Stop Alligator Wrestling!!!
Apr 7, 2014 Celia Macias
Apr 7, 2014 DENISE SMITH
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