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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: 24,366
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 13, 2015 Mary Ann Rosso
Oct 13, 2015 Penny Slack
Oct 13, 2015 rebekah salandra
Oct 12, 2015 Orva M Gullett
Oct 12, 2015 K. Pussa Stop this barbaric cruelty now! How very inhumane; the people who participate and support this are the lowest form of humanity!!!
Oct 12, 2015 sandra regina baptistella
Oct 12, 2015 Laura Stanley
Oct 12, 2015 Sherry Horton
Oct 12, 2015 Nylka Pinero
Oct 11, 2015 Perrine FRINDEL
Oct 10, 2015 Tami Miller
Oct 10, 2015 Gill Bourne
Oct 9, 2015 Chris Ouedec
Oct 9, 2015 Cindy Skop
Oct 9, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 9, 2015 Laurice Helmer
Oct 9, 2015 Tracey Smith
Oct 9, 2015 Mervi Lampinen
Oct 9, 2015 Jolanda Klos Humans are sick...
Oct 9, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 9, 2015 Cecilia Lopez
Oct 8, 2015 Glenda Middleton
Oct 8, 2015 Jeannette Austin
Oct 8, 2015 Michelle Olson
Oct 8, 2015 Carla Purtscher
Oct 7, 2015 Bonny Jean Austin
Oct 7, 2015 Shelley Bobb
Oct 7, 2015 Michael Mueller
Oct 6, 2015 Zulma Delaferme
Oct 6, 2015 Judy Moran
Oct 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 6, 2015 Cassandra D'Alessio
Oct 6, 2015 Susan Querze People never cease to amaze me in there cruelty and ignorance
Oct 6, 2015 paola catapano
Oct 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 5, 2015 Karen Black
Oct 4, 2015 giovanna Ramírez
Oct 4, 2015 Jackie Godbout
Oct 4, 2015 roy fuller
Oct 3, 2015 susan biggs
Oct 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 3, 2015 ana trillo
Oct 2, 2015 Antara Duttagupta
Oct 2, 2015 caroline lim
Oct 2, 2015 Janet Lindsey
Oct 2, 2015 Cassandra Marentette
Oct 2, 2015 Vanessa Simmonds Time to stop stupid ignorant men with more testosterone than brain showing up smart creatures with ridiculous demonstrations of dumbness!
Oct 2, 2015 STELLA MASON
Oct 2, 2015 James Benjamin There is nothing manly about harming another creature. It is no better than dog or cock fighting, and belongs on the same dustbin of history. Please end this abusive practice.
Oct 2, 2015 Martha Jaquith

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