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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: 23,654
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


Mar 28, 2015 Mary Dorazio
Mar 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 28, 2015 Kathryn Gouldie
Mar 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 27, 2015 Bernadette Porter
Mar 27, 2015 Kelly Inviere
Mar 27, 2015 Geri Allegre Stop harming creatures and deal with your own problems and stop abusing animals now!
Mar 27, 2015 tess saray
Mar 27, 2015 Esta Maltz
Mar 26, 2015 Catherine Raymond
Mar 26, 2015 Linda Phelan
Mar 26, 2015 Anita Hokkanen
Mar 26, 2015 Kim Walsh Please Florida: Alligator Wrestling Is Not A Sport
Mar 25, 2015 John Kraemer Insane!
Mar 25, 2015 Margaret Pereyra Stop the animal abuse. Let the alligators living on Everglades and no more cruelty wrestling them please
Mar 25, 2015 Chris Beck
Mar 25, 2015 l f
Mar 25, 2015 Deborah Cortlandt
Mar 25, 2015 Danijela Visak
Mar 25, 2015 Dee Antolik
Mar 25, 2015 Lorraine Dumas
Mar 24, 2015 (Name not displayed) Stop hurting the animals!!!
Mar 24, 2015 Maureen Vidal
Mar 23, 2015 Casey Schmidt
Mar 22, 2015 Dawn Barber
Mar 22, 2015 covi lopez
Mar 22, 2015 nayana yashwari
Mar 22, 2015 chenie kaur
Mar 22, 2015 Valerie Sanderson Please do the right thing!
Mar 22, 2015 Yael Shimshin
Mar 21, 2015 Faon Lewis
Mar 21, 2015 leanne doescher
Mar 21, 2015 Susan Curry
Mar 21, 2015 Karen Frey
Mar 21, 2015 Frank Kling
Mar 21, 2015 Renae Gilbert
Mar 20, 2015 Debbie Costantino
Mar 20, 2015 Kim Casella
Mar 20, 2015 Gisela Gama
Mar 20, 2015 Eugenia Capetillo
Mar 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 20, 2015 Oral Arthur
Mar 20, 2015 Nik Aston
Mar 20, 2015 Denine Dunston
Mar 19, 2015 bill sutton
Mar 19, 2015 Isabella campana
Mar 18, 2015 David Young
Mar 18, 2015 Isabella Ondei
Mar 18, 2015 debbie meadows
Mar 18, 2015 tamer sucugil

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