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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: 23,558
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

Mar 6, 2015 Doris Pacitto
Mar 6, 2015 c c
Mar 5, 2015 tina chalmers This "tradition" harms the alligators, why would you want to do that? The state of Florida has enough tourist draws, why make this a form of entertainment?
Mar 5, 2015 Jordan Parmenter
Mar 4, 2015 Jane Olson
Mar 4, 2015 Susan Johnson
Mar 3, 2015 doris hodgdon This is a DUMB "sport". Please stop it, it is not entertaining and you hurt the animal.
Mar 3, 2015 kelly wade
Mar 3, 2015 Jo-ann Tellado
Mar 3, 2015 Marilia Oikonomidou
Mar 3, 2015 Rosemarie Signer
Mar 2, 2015 Minnie H
Mar 2, 2015 Eden Holly
Mar 2, 2015 marcia sliwinski
Mar 2, 2015 c pierce
Mar 2, 2015 Daniela Wever
Mar 2, 2015 BC Stock
Mar 2, 2015 Kirsten Nielsen
Mar 2, 2015 Andrea Turner
Mar 2, 2015 Crystal Hill
Feb 28, 2015 brenda loknath
Feb 28, 2015 Michael Ramirez
Feb 27, 2015 Judy Bell
Feb 27, 2015 Vasilios Tsoukis
Feb 26, 2015 Stacy Haynes
Feb 26, 2015 Catherine Tallman
Feb 26, 2015 c c
Feb 26, 2015 Labail Genevieve
Feb 25, 2015 India Pugel
Feb 25, 2015 Sherry Nichols
Feb 25, 2015 Laurie Fisher
Feb 25, 2015 Samuel goodwinwalton
Feb 25, 2015 Ruby Todd
Feb 25, 2015 paul needles
Feb 25, 2015 Gabriele Seitz
Feb 25, 2015 anita moss
Feb 25, 2015 Ian Bonner
Feb 23, 2015 sandra farrell
Feb 23, 2015 Anja Mielke
Feb 23, 2015 emily murphy
Feb 23, 2015 robert burdon
Feb 22, 2015 Siert Tukker
Feb 22, 2015 Maureen Fudger ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS VOTE.
Feb 22, 2015 Roger Brenton This is abuse. Nothing more, nothing less.
Feb 22, 2015 Elizabeth Hyla grow up
Feb 21, 2015 Crystal Kimmel
Feb 21, 2015 Lisa Delabre
Feb 21, 2015 Louisa Leopard

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