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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: 24,203
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 2, 2015 sylvie béclard
Sep 1, 2015 elizabeth cimadevilla
Sep 1, 2015 Marlie Franken
Sep 1, 2015 Shannon Fife
Sep 1, 2015 Roy Proctor
Sep 1, 2015 barb Proctor
Aug 31, 2015 Dr. Ronald Rutzky
Aug 31, 2015 Cynthia Haynes
Aug 31, 2015 Roxanne Asel
Aug 30, 2015 Tracy Keir
Aug 29, 2015 Susan (Suni) Roberts-Ibarra
Aug 29, 2015 Chris Leverich
Aug 29, 2015 Leanne Rathmell
Aug 29, 2015 Vera Camarinha
Aug 28, 2015 Terri Dymeck
Aug 28, 2015 Emily Hanson
Aug 28, 2015 John Petteford
Aug 28, 2015 Erika Agnew
Aug 28, 2015 Rosio Gonzales
Aug 27, 2015 Jillyanne Downs
Aug 27, 2015 maurizio slanzi
Aug 26, 2015 Patricia Bush
Aug 25, 2015 Karen Sprague
Aug 25, 2015 Cyndi Adams
Aug 25, 2015 daniela e
Aug 25, 2015 Lesley Eland
Aug 25, 2015 Leisa Baumann
Aug 25, 2015 Laura Dani
Aug 23, 2015 Adriana Maria Bidarra
Aug 22, 2015 Cher Thewlis
Aug 21, 2015 Maria Penaylillo
Aug 21, 2015 MARA SCHMID
Aug 20, 2015 Angels Puig
Aug 19, 2015 Janice Martz
Aug 19, 2015 Leanne Cracknell
Aug 19, 2015 Kim DelMonico
Aug 19, 2015 Mark Aziz
Aug 19, 2015 Dana Norton
Aug 19, 2015 Laura Rolls
Aug 19, 2015 Angela Watson
Aug 19, 2015 kaye gonzalez
Aug 19, 2015 Catherine Lee
Aug 19, 2015 Michael Wagner
Aug 18, 2015 Lula Adkins
Aug 18, 2015 damian smedley
Aug 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 17, 2015 Rosemary S. Shut this down. Animals are not here for selfish human entertainment. Just deplorable.
Aug 17, 2015 Emily Ferguson
Aug 16, 2015 Jeannie Deibel
Aug 15, 2015 Meredith Maxwell

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