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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: 23,202
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

Dec 17, 2014 Karen D Felts
Dec 17, 2014 Sophie BORANIAN
Dec 17, 2014 Charlotte Johansen
Dec 17, 2014 L W
Dec 17, 2014 Alexandra Meyer
Dec 17, 2014 Sanja Božić
Dec 17, 2014 Dana Sharkey
Dec 17, 2014 Pauline Berg
Dec 17, 2014 Sherrie Drone
Dec 17, 2014 Avalon Sperring What is WRONG with these people????
Dec 16, 2014 Deanna Gentle
Dec 16, 2014 Nicole Pans
Dec 15, 2014 Katia Keresztes "We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and we have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form." - William Ralph Inge
Dec 15, 2014 Gina Stefanske Why would you allow something like this to take place? Please stop harming these poor defenseless alligators NOW!
Dec 15, 2014 Lyn Short
Dec 14, 2014 Martha Strother
Dec 13, 2014 anna helenes
Dec 13, 2014 Ingela Andersson
Dec 13, 2014 Sabine Danelon
Dec 12, 2014 Sameria Christy
Dec 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 11, 2014 Thomas Farkas I implore the Governor to stop this cruelty.
Dec 11, 2014 Linda Shadle
Dec 11, 2014 Nicoletta Spedalieri
Dec 10, 2014 Geri Wynn
Dec 10, 2014 Sabine Danelon
Dec 10, 2014 Jayde Pearson
Dec 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 10, 2014 Denise Miller
Dec 10, 2014 Jausen Hyldahl
Dec 10, 2014 Elisabetta Argenta
Dec 10, 2014 Carolina Luzardo
Dec 10, 2014 Missy Rzeppa
Dec 10, 2014 Madeleine Larson
Dec 9, 2014 Debbie Lapierre
Dec 9, 2014 Irena Durakic-Edwards
Dec 9, 2014 Ragna Gift
Dec 9, 2014 Shannon Sloan
Dec 9, 2014 Alfiya Topchiy
Dec 9, 2014 kelly v
Dec 8, 2014 angel newton
Dec 8, 2014 ivana carrozzi
Dec 8, 2014 Barbara Sullivan
Dec 8, 2014 Teri Lunn
Dec 8, 2014 Teri Thompson
Dec 8, 2014 (Name not displayed) this is not a sport to the alligator or to me its cruel and needs to stop now
Dec 7, 2014 Bogusia Drozdowska EVERYONE MUST HELP!
Dec 7, 2014 Sevda Karagedik
Dec 6, 2014 Isabelle MOREAU
Dec 5, 2014 Melissa Cabal

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