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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: 26,308
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

Jan 18, 2018 Deborah Bol
Jan 17, 2018 Anna Borys-Malek
Jan 16, 2018 aya oda
Jan 14, 2018 Sheri Nolen
Jan 13, 2018 Cathy Saunders
Jan 11, 2018 Lynn Gaudette
Jan 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 6, 2018 Davina Lee
Jan 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Dec 30, 2017 Stacey Cannon
Dec 21, 2017 Marilyn Williams Please let the alligators be. It's deplorable to use them for stupid fun.
Dec 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 20, 2017 Phyllis Henderson First it is not sport to terrify an animal not mention dangerous. Common sense people!
Dec 16, 2017 Ms. Jonnie Allert
Dec 12, 2017 Meher Behrana
Dec 12, 2017 Wendy Derner
Dec 12, 2017 James Caliva
Dec 12, 2017 SALLY SHUMSKY
Dec 2, 2017 Nico Dabajo
Dec 1, 2017 Frank Catania
Nov 28, 2017 Dorothy Dagnall
Nov 22, 2017 sue grange
Nov 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 22, 2017 Edyth Jackson
Nov 20, 2017 Beth Stauber
Nov 19, 2017 Gen Agustsson its not a sport and its violence.
Nov 18, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 18, 2017 Iris Mueller
Nov 17, 2017 Jeanette Desmond
Nov 17, 2017 Anna Maria Sergi
Nov 17, 2017 Janina Brzezina
Nov 17, 2017 Lisa Kidd Goodman
Nov 16, 2017 Angela Kleis
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 16, 2017 Glenda Valle
Nov 16, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 16, 2017 Charles Jos Biviano
Nov 16, 2017 Janis Ciofalo
Nov 16, 2017 Ashley Wong
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 16, 2017 Marguerite Panzica
Nov 16, 2017 Bettina Bowers
Nov 15, 2017 Christina Larson
Nov 15, 2017 Susan Smith
Nov 15, 2017 Stacey Holliday
Nov 15, 2017 Lisa Wilhelm
Nov 15, 2017 Susan Winsberg This is DISGUSTING! SHAME on the state of Florida that allows such cruelty.
Nov 14, 2017 eva dru
Nov 14, 2017 Kim Hanke

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