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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: 26,192
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


Oct 16, 2017 Marilyn Williams Live and let live. Don't be a jerk--let alligators alone in their environment. MW
Oct 15, 2017 Jennifer Reed
Oct 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 14, 2017 Karl-Heinz Braun
Oct 13, 2017 Elizabeth S
Oct 13, 2017 C Carrie
Oct 13, 2017 Linda C
Oct 12, 2017 Haley Svec
Oct 11, 2017 kaydee lewis
Oct 10, 2017 dale zale
Oct 10, 2017 Sandra Cobb
Oct 10, 2017 Bassam Imam
Oct 10, 2017 Lynn Brown
Oct 10, 2017 GIGI LIEBENTHAL
Oct 7, 2017 Brenda S
Oct 7, 2017 Marlene K
Oct 7, 2017 Laura Kopish
Oct 7, 2017 Laura Kopish
Oct 7, 2017 mary loughlin
Oct 7, 2017 Peter Perry
Oct 7, 2017 Jeanne Jain Alligators are exploited and persecuted statewide. That wouldn't be happening if they were cute and cuddly. I am in favor of banning unattended alligator bait hooks, which are an inhumane form of trapping and can be a threat to humans and other animals.
Oct 6, 2017 Louise Moore
Oct 6, 2017 Tiffany Gurley
Oct 5, 2017 MaryJo DeGiuseppi
Oct 5, 2017 Jill Osment
Oct 5, 2017 Sarah Young
Oct 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 4, 2017 Susan Fisher
Oct 3, 2017 Kathrin Hellmuth
Oct 3, 2017 Gabriela Gurdziel
Oct 3, 2017 Athina Peter
Oct 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 2, 2017 Marilyn Miravalles
Oct 2, 2017 Alexandra Juvancic
Oct 2, 2017 michelle kaehny
Oct 2, 2017 Anna Pagnozzi
Oct 2, 2017 Lorraine Lima
Oct 2, 2017 Nelly Nyffeler Oehler
Oct 2, 2017 Siegrid Roedel PLEASE STOP THIS NOW---Alligator Wrestling Is Not A Sport
Oct 2, 2017 Margret Weissenbacher
Oct 2, 2017 Loeuil REGINE
Oct 2, 2017 Angela Joyner
Oct 1, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Sep 29, 2017 Russell Chiappa
Sep 29, 2017 Nancy Dillard
Sep 28, 2017 George Edwards
Sep 27, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 26, 2017 Tamara Van Voorst
Sep 26, 2017 Averill Waterhouse
Sep 26, 2017 Leslie Scott

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