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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: 25,939
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

Jun 26, 2017 Mary Jo Arendt
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Jun 24, 2017 Elizabeth Barrera
Jun 23, 2017 Kathleen Fillo
Jun 23, 2017 Jennifer Griffin
Jun 22, 2017 İpek Güroy
Jun 22, 2017 Beverly Brown
Jun 22, 2017 Ольга Малютина
Jun 21, 2017 Jan Hays
Jun 21, 2017 Fannie Menga
Jun 21, 2017 Dan Trock
Jun 21, 2017 Theresa O'Leary
Jun 20, 2017 ANNE Gilbert
Jun 20, 2017 Stacy Winner
Jun 19, 2017 Jana Williams
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Jun 19, 2017 Cynthia Ostrunic
Jun 19, 2017 Steven Schueller
Jun 19, 2017 Anna Krohn
Jun 19, 2017 Eileen Devereux
Jun 19, 2017 Maria Zambrano
Jun 19, 2017 Petra Heistermann
Jun 19, 2017 Emma Del Rosario These animals should not be being abused for what 'some' consider entertainment. Anyone who considers animal abuse/mistreatment entertaining is more than concerning.
Jun 18, 2017 Jax Doling
Jun 18, 2017 Svetlana Klimova
Jun 18, 2017 Rob Windsor
Jun 17, 2017 beatrice narbona
Jun 16, 2017 Jennifer Soma
Jun 16, 2017 Petra Klages
Jun 16, 2017 Fiona Wright
Jun 16, 2017 Stephanie Brake
Jun 16, 2017 Marge Palermo
Jun 16, 2017 Susannah Gelbart
Jun 16, 2017 Cyndee Jimenez
Jun 16, 2017 Jacqueline Straw
Jun 16, 2017 Rama Bharadwaj
Jun 14, 2017 Anne Smith
Jun 14, 2017 Linda Messer
Jun 14, 2017 Paula Bernhardt
Jun 13, 2017 Deborah s
Jun 12, 2017 jeff hopkins
Jun 12, 2017 Matilde Ravizza Primitive people!
Jun 11, 2017 Leah Smith
Jun 11, 2017 Susan Marshall
Jun 10, 2017 James Deschene
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 9, 2017 Natalya Teterina
Jun 7, 2017 Rosemarie Flint

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