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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: 24,868
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


May 2, 2016 Debra Yanko Seriously? Fighting an animal, does that make you feel like a man to humiliate an animal or injure it?
May 2, 2016 Lauren Finkelstein
May 1, 2016 Linda Chas
Apr 29, 2016 Debra Curci
Apr 29, 2016 Carla Torti
Apr 29, 2016 Mariana Varela
Apr 28, 2016 Marjan Stemmann
Apr 28, 2016 Jessica Robinson
Apr 28, 2016 Susan Crane
Apr 28, 2016 Marisol Ackerman
Apr 28, 2016 Anne-Marie Sancho
Apr 28, 2016 Nélia Camara
Apr 27, 2016 sandy GONCAROVS
Apr 27, 2016 William Weaver
Apr 27, 2016 Terri OBlisk
Apr 27, 2016 Jennifer Perez
Apr 27, 2016 Melinda Funk
Apr 27, 2016 Melvin Michael
Apr 26, 2016 Gabrielle Summers
Apr 25, 2016 Annette Berghammer
Apr 25, 2016 Patricia Wirth The savagery of human beings is unending and incomprehensible.
Apr 24, 2016 Monika Pellegrini
Apr 24, 2016 Susan Brittain
Apr 24, 2016 Алексей Жезлов
Apr 24, 2016 Isolde Godman
Apr 24, 2016 Rebecca Andrew
Apr 23, 2016 Nancy Conway
Apr 21, 2016 Kaitlynn Dunn
Apr 21, 2016 Janet Lee Jones
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Apr 19, 2016 Jennifer Hedden
Apr 17, 2016 Kate Lecours
Apr 17, 2016 Amanda Bradfield
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Apr 14, 2016 T Elle
Apr 14, 2016 Lori Santos
Apr 13, 2016 Derek Vose
Apr 13, 2016 Briana Kelley
Apr 12, 2016 Lygea San Pedro
Apr 12, 2016 Anja Mielke
Apr 12, 2016 Lara Barić
Apr 11, 2016 Winnie Soukup
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Apr 10, 2016 Kristin Cucolo
Apr 10, 2016 Cynthia Feezell

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