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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: 24,658
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


Feb 6, 2016 Linda Moore
Feb 6, 2016 Suzanne Ursula Lebon The Greatness and the Moral progress of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. With more overpopulation there is going to be more crime, abuse and cruelty. WE SERIOUSLY NEED BETTER LAWS AND STRONGER PUNISHMENTS!
Feb 5, 2016 Alison Lamont You Americans need to clean up your act.
Feb 5, 2016 Theresa Beers
Feb 4, 2016 Maria Vitória Magri
Feb 4, 2016 Donna hernandez
Feb 4, 2016 Devon Crane
Feb 3, 2016 Laurie Fisher
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Feb 3, 2016 Edward Lemieux Jr
Feb 3, 2016 Kevin Rodriguez
Feb 3, 2016 Robert Parker
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Feb 3, 2016 Vicki Huntley
Feb 3, 2016 Kim Vakula
Feb 1, 2016 Vassiliki Dimitroula
Feb 1, 2016 Michael Jarrett Why after all these years, are we continuing the barbaric gladiatorial contests of man versus an animal. What's next, tossing some defenseless humans into an arena with a bunch of lions, tigers, and bears?
Feb 1, 2016 Erin Johnson
Jan 31, 2016 Joanne Montgomery This must stop asap. Animals have a right to dignity. The shouldn't be used as entertainment.
Jan 30, 2016 Linda Lee Stump
Jan 30, 2016 Doreen Forbes
Jan 29, 2016 Karen Toyohara
Jan 29, 2016 adam bergeron
Jan 29, 2016 Mary Embry
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Jan 26, 2016 Susan Edelstein
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Jan 26, 2016 Julia Thomas
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Jan 26, 2016 Rosanne Anderson
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Jan 23, 2016 Lori Dozark
Jan 22, 2016 Andrea Srirat
Jan 22, 2016 debra rowden
Jan 22, 2016 Rosa Pereira
Jan 22, 2016 Cynthia Simpson

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