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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: 25,363
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

Dec 6, 2016 Karola Windweh
Dec 6, 2016 Marilyn Figueroa
Dec 6, 2016 Madeline Loder
Dec 6, 2016 Jane May
Dec 6, 2016 Sara Garcia
Dec 6, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 6, 2016 Jessica Wolf
Dec 5, 2016 Camille Barron
Dec 2, 2016 michael barboza
Dec 2, 2016 Kathy Roy Same as dog fighting. Leave the animals alone. Animals don't fight to the death humans make them. Ridiculous.
Dec 2, 2016 Patricia Shaw
Dec 1, 2016 Laurrette Lavallee
Nov 30, 2016 Lisa Hanselman
Nov 29, 2016 melanie johnson
Nov 29, 2016 karen williams
Nov 28, 2016 Jolanda Soethaert
Nov 28, 2016 Janice Dixon
Nov 28, 2016 Janice Bergeron
Nov 26, 2016 Deni Gereighty
Nov 25, 2016 Elena Gonzalez
Nov 22, 2016 Anita Honeycutt
Nov 21, 2016 Steven Parker Just witnessed this cruel exhibition and immediately wanted to do something to stop this activity
Nov 21, 2016 Lorraine Torres
Nov 21, 2016 Elena Lange
Nov 21, 2016 mercy myers
Nov 20, 2016 Sue Ellen Lupien Leave wild animals alone
Nov 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 19, 2016 Sharon Sutton
Nov 19, 2016 Mary Caputi
Nov 18, 2016 Victoria Berrueco
Nov 17, 2016 carleen savarino
Nov 17, 2016 Kathleen Zoll
Nov 17, 2016 Alyse Vasil
Nov 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 15, 2016 Marsha Croner
Nov 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 14, 2016 Bruce Batchelor this is not entertainment
Nov 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 14, 2016 Joan Yanicke
Nov 14, 2016 Steven Wolff Disgusting!!
Nov 14, 2016 peter fenney Wheres your humanity?if a human wants to wrestle find anothet stupid human not an intelligent animal
Nov 13, 2016 Kelsey Reinhard
Nov 12, 2016 Emily Willis
Nov 11, 2016 Adam Freeberg
Nov 11, 2016 Carrie Brinkos
Nov 9, 2016 Mariann Adcock
Nov 8, 2016 Andrea Greenaway
Nov 8, 2016 Garo Kassabian
Nov 7, 2016 Nancy Daniel

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