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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: 26,661
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.

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Aug 13, 2018 Charlotte Frampton
Aug 13, 2018 Kathryn Summerfield
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Aug 8, 2018 Michael Crowden
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Aug 1, 2018 Patrizia Cordoni
Jul 31, 2018 Deborah Kerns People are such idiots
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Jul 30, 2018 Deborah Voves
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Jul 23, 2018 Karen Deckel
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Jul 22, 2018 Sarah Von Beanz
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Jul 21, 2018 Stephanie Appleton
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Jul 19, 2018 Russet Coviello I live in Florida and alligators have been here thousands of years before us. They deserve respect not entertainment. Why is it that humans continue to disrespect nature when without it we die.
Jul 19, 2018 hariet hutchinson
Jul 19, 2018 Annie Krochmalny
Jul 19, 2018 Laura McGhie Human beings moved in on their land. Took away much of their habitat and now continue to torture and murder them. On top of that, make a public disgusting spectacle of challenging them physically. Come on. Step back and look at big picture. Men?!
Jul 19, 2018 Summer Patterson
Jul 18, 2018 Diane Lilly
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