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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: 23,094
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


Nov 28, 2014 Cynthia Rosmus
Nov 27, 2014 kim walsh
Nov 26, 2014 Jean Ledesma Stop alligator wrestling to remain a variable tourist attraction. There is no need for this stop immediately
Nov 26, 2014 Ashley Wentzel
Nov 26, 2014 Carla Cicchi This is another example of cowardly and barbaric behavior by humans. Arrest, prosecute and give long prison time to these jerks.
Nov 26, 2014 Alexandra D'cruz
Nov 26, 2014 Larisa Long
Nov 26, 2014 Kelly Rodriguez
Nov 26, 2014 Cheryl Blankenship
Nov 25, 2014 Norma Murray
Nov 25, 2014 Angela mills
Nov 24, 2014 sandra reguera
Nov 23, 2014 christa pellikaan
Nov 23, 2014 Christina Morales
Nov 23, 2014 Jeanine Mielke
Nov 22, 2014 Maribel Ortega
Nov 22, 2014 Lisa Meter
Nov 22, 2014 Florencia Ferrero Motta
Nov 21, 2014 Perri Sussman
Nov 21, 2014 Paula Lall
Nov 21, 2014 Shannon Null
Nov 21, 2014 Michelle Mayo
Nov 21, 2014 joanne lockhart
Nov 21, 2014 emilie schaumburg
Nov 21, 2014 jigyasa bhatnagar
Nov 21, 2014 Igor Kozlov
Nov 21, 2014 Iris Mueller
Nov 20, 2014 Susan Geschwender This is a horrible example of thoughtless cruelty .
Nov 20, 2014 Denise Mineart
Nov 20, 2014 Theresa Bolima
Nov 20, 2014 MARIE HAYE
Nov 20, 2014 Vicky Kammer
Nov 20, 2014 Piero Masarati
Nov 19, 2014 Linda Ramirez
Nov 19, 2014 Judi Middleton
Nov 19, 2014 Anna Tolmacheva
Nov 19, 2014 luba beganovic
Nov 19, 2014 Dorothy Rossi
Nov 19, 2014 Şennur Karaağaç Florida: Alligator Wrestling ls Not A Spor!
Nov 18, 2014 Mitch Franks
Nov 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 18, 2014 Jeremy Bailey
Nov 17, 2014 Pauline Köhler
Nov 16, 2014 Pablo Vázquez
Nov 16, 2014 Janet Baker I am unable to grasp the lack of empathy and humanity that this behavior shows.
Nov 16, 2014 Tara kellogg
Nov 15, 2014 Andrea Birnbaum Its honestly hard to believe that in this day and age there are truly idiots who find nothing better to do than harrass these magnificent animals in this way. SHAME ON YOU
Nov 15, 2014 Barbara. Martell
Nov 15, 2014 Misa Yamashita
Nov 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)

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