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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: 24,027
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 6, 2015 Antonio Elias Firmino Ferreira
Jul 5, 2015 Romina Rodrguez Estoy en favor del respeto y protección de los cocodrilos.
Jul 5, 2015 lennart blomqvist
Jul 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 5, 2015 Marci Turner
Jul 4, 2015 Loreto Elena Fillat de Acosta
Jul 4, 2015 E Dumbleton
Jul 4, 2015 Guillaume LAURENCIN some members of mankind are living 10 centuries late
Jul 4, 2015 A. Elissen
Jul 4, 2015 Mandy Korall
Jul 3, 2015 Marie Field-Carpenter
Jul 3, 2015 melinda themm Stop the cruelty!
Jul 3, 2015 marina vilas boas
Jul 3, 2015 Lori Ugolik
Jul 3, 2015 marian selim
Jul 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 2, 2015 Angel Prieur
Jul 2, 2015 Isabel carapeto
Jul 1, 2015 sydney mcrae
Jul 1, 2015 Joyce Leggett
Jun 30, 2015 Mona Arant
Jun 30, 2015 Susan Knieriemen Cruelty is not a sport.
Jun 29, 2015 Igor Dukanovic
Jun 29, 2015 Undine Nestler
Jun 28, 2015 PJ Wallace These sub humans need to wrestle them in the water. See how that works
Jun 28, 2015 Linda Astleford I am writing 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. Put a stop to alligator wrestling now!
Jun 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 28, 2015 ken bains
Jun 28, 2015 Rae Finan Schumacher
Jun 28, 2015 Gunnar Lien
Jun 27, 2015 Robin Nowak
Jun 27, 2015 Suzanne Wasem
Jun 27, 2015 Gail Blank
Jun 27, 2015 Eric J Arroyo
Jun 27, 2015 Caitlin O'Heaney Consider the wisdom of Gandhi; "The Greatness of a Nation and its Moral Progress can be judged by how it treats it's Animals."
Jun 26, 2015 Amanda Dudman This cruel practice does not belong in the 21st Century - please use your power and influence to end it
Jun 26, 2015 Cindy McMullen
Jun 26, 2015 James McMullen
Jun 25, 2015 Jacqueline Stroud
Jun 25, 2015 Alyssa Carlson
Jun 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 24, 2015 Garry Lough
Jun 24, 2015 SARAH ROBINSON
Jun 24, 2015 Corinna Heilmann
Jun 24, 2015 Candace Wilhelm
Jun 24, 2015 julie steinhaus Nothing says "inbred uneducated white trash" quite like alligator wrestling. Please end this and help improve your state's dismal reputation.
Jun 24, 2015 Meredith Erickson
Jun 24, 2015 Sabrina Blanton
Jun 22, 2015 Diana Soto
Jun 22, 2015 karen lamp

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