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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: 23,768
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


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Apr 24, 2015 Mark Hayduke Grenard
Apr 24, 2015 Annette Re
Apr 24, 2015 Tanja Lepikkö
Apr 24, 2015 Michael Halloran
Apr 24, 2015 Maria Victoria Rodríguez Ormaechea
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Apr 24, 2015 gary shields
Apr 24, 2015 Elodie Rodriguez
Apr 23, 2015 Jan Phillips
Apr 22, 2015 Debbie Stozek
Apr 21, 2015 Kyla Pillow
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Apr 20, 2015 Melissa Harper
Apr 19, 2015 Amanda Ellixson
Apr 19, 2015 Ellen Cather
Apr 19, 2015 Anne Prost
Apr 19, 2015 Natalie Burge
Apr 18, 2015 Bree Tait Alligators should not be used for sport it is inhumane and pure cruelty. If you want experiences of adrenaline go hang gliding or mountain climbing anything that doesn't harm another living thing except yourself if it goes wrong!
Apr 18, 2015 Elizabeth Veiga
Apr 18, 2015 Christina Jones Who gave humans the right to use animals for our entertainment when they have no say whether they want to participate or not. It's cruel! Think about how frighten they must be. Shame on us humans. Surely there is something else to find to entertain us.
Apr 17, 2015 Shannon Erickson
Apr 17, 2015 Carol McDonald
Apr 17, 2015 marcia ditieri leave wildlife alone, go wrestle each other
Apr 17, 2015 Ursula Dorsch
Apr 17, 2015 Tiffany Terry
Apr 17, 2015 RITA CRISTINA FRANCISCO
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Apr 17, 2015 Johanna Kristin Sigurz
Apr 16, 2015 Stephanie Perkins
Apr 16, 2015 Susanna Sikorski
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Apr 15, 2015 belinda beausaert
Apr 15, 2015 kimberlee mills
Apr 15, 2015 Julia Asboth
Apr 14, 2015 Katarina Axelsson
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Apr 13, 2015 Kris Dotson
Apr 13, 2015 Jordi Malgà
Apr 13, 2015 jodi white
Apr 12, 2015 Walter Schultz
Apr 12, 2015 Kathy Hayes
Apr 12, 2015 Gilberte COMTE
Apr 12, 2015 Begüm Can Rorhan
Apr 12, 2015 Forrest Reinke
Apr 11, 2015 Sara Willis
Apr 9, 2015 Doreen Moshier

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