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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: 22,811
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


Sep 21, 2014 marjan shokri
Sep 20, 2014 laura lanzi
Sep 20, 2014 Yvette Dominguez
Sep 19, 2014 Ellysian Paredes
Sep 19, 2014 karen watton
Sep 18, 2014 Donna Kantner
Sep 18, 2014 (Name not displayed) "Harming a living creature should never be a form of entertainment." Why are people not getting this through their heads? Respect ALL creatures, great and small. It's that simple!
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2014 Eva Leutenegger
Sep 17, 2014 Jeanette M.
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Sep 17, 2014 sherri pickett
Sep 17, 2014 Eva Jankovits
Sep 17, 2014 Nurul Aziz
Sep 17, 2014 Lisa Capozzi
Sep 17, 2014 Kim Taylor
Sep 17, 2014 Linda Marasco
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Sep 16, 2014 R Lefevre
Sep 16, 2014 Dana Myers
Sep 16, 2014 Pat A.
Sep 16, 2014 Raysa Tapia
Sep 15, 2014 Petra Braun
Sep 15, 2014 Miranda Porter
Sep 15, 2014 Michael Syska
Sep 15, 2014 Roneshia Moore
Sep 14, 2014 Lisa Weston Bialy
Sep 14, 2014 lily f
Sep 14, 2014 Marco Escalante
Sep 14, 2014 androulla savva
Sep 14, 2014 Sandra Broadhead
Sep 13, 2014 Bron Wicks
Sep 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 12, 2014 Denise Payne
Sep 12, 2014 Johan Claeson
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Sep 12, 2014 Anne Frazier
Sep 12, 2014 Simi Utech
Sep 12, 2014 Ankita Jain
Sep 12, 2014 Amy Pfaffman
Sep 10, 2014 SANDRA VITO
Sep 10, 2014 Gloria Carlton
Sep 10, 2014 mieke wilms
Sep 10, 2014 naydu montealegre
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Sep 9, 2014 Nicole Feran
Sep 9, 2014 Liz Piercey
Sep 9, 2014 Jacqueline Johnson
Sep 9, 2014 Regina Rasmussen
Sep 8, 2014 Lynn Ronk

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