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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: 26,633
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 21, 2018 Stephanie Appleton
Jul 20, 2018 Helena Tapper
Jul 20, 2018 karen reedy
Jul 19, 2018 jmeterFirstName jmeterLastName jmeterComment
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
Jul 18, 2018 Jane Brownlow
Jul 18, 2018 mariana stephens
Jul 17, 2018 Katia Pastorello
Jul 17, 2018 Peter Fell
Jul 17, 2018 Joyce Frievalt
Jul 17, 2018 Lucye Butler
Jul 17, 2018 karen Moulder
Jul 17, 2018 Connie Hope-Bly
Jul 17, 2018 Lucille Decaria
Jul 17, 2018 Cathleen Cascia
Jul 17, 2018 Kathy Bean
Jul 17, 2018 Robin Blakesley
Jul 17, 2018 Shai Albright
Jul 17, 2018 anita maldonado
Jul 17, 2018 Christine Snyder
Jul 16, 2018 Katherine Tuttle
Jul 15, 2018 Cindy Reed
Jul 13, 2018 caroline morrison
Jul 13, 2018 Dr.Emil&Monika Zuckermann
Jul 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 3, 2018 siska juliana
Jul 2, 2018 Donald Williams
Jul 1, 2018 Jacklyn Yancy
Jul 1, 2018 Kristen Allen
Jul 1, 2018 Laurent Belotti
Jun 30, 2018 Donna Gilbert
Jun 29, 2018 Marilyn Williams Please just let the alligators be free and undisturbed in their own habitat. They are not entertainment.
Jun 28, 2018 Roswitha Marcuzzi
Jun 25, 2018 julie huynh
Jun 22, 2018 Eva DeRoche
Jun 20, 2018 Sally Wynn
Jun 20, 2018 Tina Watkins
Jun 20, 2018 Wendy Lukowitz
Jun 20, 2018 Sieglinda Preez
Jun 19, 2018 Julie Whitfield
Jun 18, 2018 Michelle Dingman
Jun 18, 2018 Kathy Baer
Jun 18, 2018 Bridget Hopper
Jun 18, 2018 Tamara Bacon

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