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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: 22,664
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

Aug 21, 2014 Céline zini
Aug 21, 2014 sharon mouratis
Aug 21, 2014 Denise Lihou
Aug 21, 2014 Tanya Tanya
Aug 21, 2014 Angelika Kempter
Aug 20, 2014 Holly Kasten This is abuse!!!!!
Aug 20, 2014 Char Cook
Aug 20, 2014 Vicki Kryszak
Aug 20, 2014 Jeffrey Bains
Aug 20, 2014 Victoria Cahill
Aug 20, 2014 Denise Riggs
Aug 20, 2014 Deborah Grace
Aug 20, 2014 sarika arora
Aug 20, 2014 Karin Wagner
Aug 20, 2014 susan sciulli
Aug 20, 2014 Justin Fox
Aug 20, 2014 Angela Uher
Aug 20, 2014 Nancy Cucolo
Aug 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2014 Alexandra Tabler
Aug 19, 2014 laura ornella
Aug 19, 2014 Joseph Fry
Aug 19, 2014 Carolyn Johnson
Aug 19, 2014 Brenda Gubrynowicz Please help stop this barbaric practice! What a shame on us humans to abuse animals in such a cruel manner,please,I urge you to make a difference,to stand up for what is right and fair and just.Stand up for alligators and help stop their suffering.
Aug 19, 2014 Cecilia Chua
Aug 18, 2014 Evi Meuris
Aug 18, 2014 Terry Brown
Aug 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 18, 2014 Jen Kraemer
Aug 18, 2014 Valerie Nordberg This is O.K by me if the suggestion to wrestle comes from the alligator.
Aug 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 17, 2014 Athena Istas
Aug 17, 2014 Sophie Fry
Aug 17, 2014 Alice Ansfield
Aug 17, 2014 Sheryl Conerly
Aug 16, 2014 Jessica McLeod
Aug 16, 2014 Caroline Constantinou
Aug 16, 2014 Natalie Gagnon
Aug 16, 2014 Priscilla DaCosta
Aug 16, 2014 Ashley Jeffrey Animals need rights.
Aug 15, 2014 Marie-Therese Huebner
Aug 15, 2014 Doug Rank
Aug 15, 2014 Benita Crow
Aug 15, 2014 Elena Dorsey
Aug 15, 2014 Peggy Pazdro
Aug 15, 2014 Gary Reno
Aug 14, 2014 barbara manley
Aug 14, 2014 Nicole Nunez
Aug 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 14, 2014 Connaught Catlin What is it about the base nature of man that they have to abuse an animal for entertainment. Just let the guys wrestle each other and leave the gators alone.

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