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On 7/18/2014, we mailed 22,132 signatures to Governor Rick Scott and Senate President Don Gaetz. We will continue to campaign for an end to alligator wrestling! Sign below to show your support for an end to alligator wrestling!
Goal: 35,000 Progress: 23,854
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

Claiming an activity that harms an animal is 'tradition' is a clever scapegoat 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 a tourist attraction in the sunshine state.

At these wrestling shows, handlers drag alligators from the water and force them into positions whereby they can become extremely agitated or lose consciousness. Alligators are 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 Florida Governor Rick Scott and Senate President Don Gaetz asking them to stop overlooking the well-being of Florida's alligators and make alligator wrestling a thing of the past.

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Dear Governor Rick Scott and Senate President Don Gaetz:

Though it began as a Native American tradition, alligator wrestling in the state of Florida has become a deplorable, adrenaline-fueled tourist attraction.

Wrestling matches involve alligators being lured from their habitat and onto land where handlers force them into positions whereby they become extremely agitated and even lose consciousness. Wrestlers utilize different kinds of "holds," all which aim to overpower and incapacitate the animal.

Harming a living creature should never be a form of entertainment. Alligators are a state icon and they deserve to be respected, not injured and taken advantage of as pawns in a tourist attraction. What’s more, protecting Florida’s precious and unique wildlife has always been a priority for the Florida State Legislature. Why are alligators being neglected?

It’s time to end this cruel and inhumane sport. I urge you to extend the same concern for alligators as you do for manatees and sea turtles by outlawing alligator wrestling once and for all.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures


May 25, 2015 Susan berzac
May 25, 2015 shelly bean
May 25, 2015 Karissa Chirichiello
May 24, 2015 Ann le Grange
May 24, 2015 Olga Madzarevic
May 23, 2015 Jess Francis
May 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2015 Ann Braselton
May 22, 2015 Penny Karn
May 22, 2015 Tami Fleming
May 22, 2015 Angel Orona
May 22, 2015 Catharine Billey
May 22, 2015 Jonathan Gaarlandt
May 22, 2015 Diane van Weelie
May 22, 2015 Jacqueline Wallace
May 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2015 Rachael Pappano
May 22, 2015 Jess Huffman In now way should this barbaric form of entertainment be permitted! Please let me know how else I can help!
May 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2015 Celeste Henderson
May 21, 2015 lori griffith
May 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2015 Rebecca Durrans
May 19, 2015 fabs nacka
May 19, 2015 Teri Nix
May 19, 2015 David Sickles
May 18, 2015 Sheila Ward
May 18, 2015 Claude Florimond
May 18, 2015 Katherine Freeh
May 18, 2015 Christine Coons
May 17, 2015 Andreas Papapanagiotou
May 17, 2015 alexander sabudko
May 16, 2015 elizabeth madanelo
May 16, 2015 (Name not displayed) Even though it may not look like to it you tourists, this is animal abuse! Stop it already!!
May 16, 2015 Magali GUILLOU
May 15, 2015 pat hermans
May 14, 2015 Jan Harding
May 14, 2015 Andrew Williams
May 14, 2015 KEY KLAUS
May 14, 2015 Jessica Hernandez
May 13, 2015 Pamela Justice
May 13, 2015 MONIKA TYSSARCZYK
May 13, 2015 Anne-lise DIEBOLT
May 13, 2015 judy harrell
May 13, 2015 Suzy Joachim
May 12, 2015 Carol Stevens
May 12, 2015 kathryn jaramillo
May 10, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 10, 2015 Kim Dalis
May 9, 2015 JEREMY EZERZER

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