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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: 25,987
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


Jul 20, 2017 Susan Bain
Jul 19, 2017 Estella Edwards
Jul 19, 2017 Kelli Villis
Jul 19, 2017 Stephanie McCurry
Jul 18, 2017 William McMullin
Jul 18, 2017 Roberta Purves Wish man would just leave animals alone.
Jul 17, 2017 Eva Sandhammar
Jul 15, 2017 desari Erickson
Jul 15, 2017 Fateh Sidhu
Jul 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2017 Svetlana Babies
Jul 14, 2017 maria carranza
Jul 14, 2017 stacy brainard
Jul 14, 2017 Kristin Dubovsky
Jul 14, 2017 steve marley
Jul 14, 2017 Melanie Cameron
Jul 14, 2017 Marilyn Appleby
Jul 13, 2017 (Name not displayed) How is this even remotely okay? Taping an animals mouth and sitting on it and twisting it's body all around? I am just sickened.
Jul 11, 2017 R Clampitt
Jul 10, 2017 Andrea Schnitzler
Jul 10, 2017 Evelyn Prest
Jul 10, 2017 Lori Kegler
Jul 10, 2017 Amanda Treffert
Jul 10, 2017 Melody Lenz
Jul 8, 2017 Dorothy Jones
Jul 7, 2017 Jillian Hoover
Jul 7, 2017 Hannah Fusselman
Jul 7, 2017 LORRAINE THOMPSON
Jul 6, 2017 Donna Filippi
Jul 6, 2017 tiffany dellaria
Jul 6, 2017 Nata Ku
Jul 5, 2017 S G
Jul 5, 2017 regina sondej
Jul 5, 2017 Linda Riddell
Jul 4, 2017 Lindsey Dakin
Jul 4, 2017 Mark Berriman
Jul 4, 2017 Cyrille GOURMAUD
Jul 3, 2017 Kristin Johnson
Jul 3, 2017 Chris McWilliams
Jul 3, 2017 Michelle Pasquino
Jul 1, 2017 Kostas Grigorakis
Jun 29, 2017 Gladys soto
Jun 29, 2017 Christine Rochette
Jun 28, 2017 Tigerlily Hayward
Jun 28, 2017 Henrietta Komras Idiot entertainment for idiots; alligators are not ours to use for a stupid form of entertainment; "human" beings are so crude and idiotic we need to go extinct
Jun 28, 2017 Shayne O'Brien
Jun 28, 2017 Marti Kingwill
Jun 28, 2017 valerie thomert
Jun 26, 2017 Mary Jo Arendt
Jun 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)

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