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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: 22,861
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

Oct 1, 2014 maria loureiro
Sep 30, 2014 Carla Caston
Sep 30, 2014 Jo Cole
Sep 30, 2014 lilas giorgi
Sep 30, 2014 Dagmar Goebelbecker
Sep 30, 2014 Anja Hollaschke
Sep 29, 2014 Andrea Bruce
Sep 29, 2014 Julia Yadi
Sep 28, 2014 Margaret McGlaun
Sep 28, 2014 Terri Henry
Sep 28, 2014 Nalini Cherian
Sep 27, 2014 Tomasz Mroziński
Sep 27, 2014 Colleen Carroll
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Sep 27, 2014 Manuela Sabin-Liñares Dajani
Sep 27, 2014 Laetitia Guichard
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Sep 26, 2014 Cecilia Barea
Sep 26, 2014 Mickey Finn
Sep 26, 2014 lione r worton
Sep 26, 2014 Leilani Leszkay
Sep 26, 2014 Lenka Mašková
Sep 25, 2014 Emma Rivera Chaves
Sep 25, 2014 Florence Willaume-Juguet
Sep 25, 2014 Cara Donovan
Sep 25, 2014 Sandra Penna
Sep 25, 2014 Su Soon
Sep 24, 2014 Patricia Theiler
Sep 24, 2014 Priscilla Anderson
Sep 24, 2014 Marky Raypole
Sep 23, 2014 Marcia Mery
Sep 23, 2014 Vilma Cardoso
Sep 23, 2014 Linda Hunt
Sep 23, 2014 KRISTEN EWAN
Sep 23, 2014 Annie Smit
Sep 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 23, 2014 Bee Lauwers If people wants a adrenaline-fueled tourist attraction. I suggest them to jump from the highest mountain "the Mount Everest" without parachute
Sep 22, 2014 Kat Ridenour
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 Lori Guillard
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Sep 22, 2014 Alp Arslan
Sep 22, 2014 Jennifer Castaldo This practice needs to stop - it's inhumane and mean....
Sep 22, 2014 Gretchen Portes
Sep 22, 2014 Christine Bell
Sep 22, 2014 Jessie Bowen
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Sep 22, 2014 Valeria Otazu

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