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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: 25,578
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 24, 2017 Jinny Malik
Feb 24, 2017 Theresa Tucker
Feb 24, 2017 Glennis Whitney
Feb 23, 2017 michele rule
Feb 23, 2017 karen pepe
Feb 23, 2017 Alicia Bynum
Feb 23, 2017 ILIANA MEZA
Feb 23, 2017 steven rule
Feb 23, 2017 Georgi Mortensen
Feb 23, 2017 Mel Henshaw
Feb 23, 2017 Pamela Miguez
Feb 23, 2017 lori love
Feb 22, 2017 Deborah Bortot Leave the animals AloNew! As a species, we have killed off more animals than any other species. Greed, sport, just out messing around and shot me up a gator. Stop the killing before we have no animals left.
Feb 22, 2017 Robin Sellers
Feb 22, 2017 Tracy Birrell Cruel and unnecessary!
Feb 21, 2017 pamela case
Feb 21, 2017 allena weber
Feb 21, 2017 J Swanson Wth is wrong with you!!!! Leave the alligators alone. People just continue to get more and more sick in the head. This is yet another example of how sick you bastards are. Leave them alone! I would love to see 5 HUGE men wrestle you you idiots!
Feb 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2017 Maria Johnson
Feb 21, 2017 Desta Barnabe
Feb 21, 2017 Sherri Walls Harming animals IS NOT and SHOULD NOT be entertainment!!!!
Feb 21, 2017 Roxanne Dropp
Feb 21, 2017 Kat Pierquet
Feb 21, 2017 marja leino
Feb 20, 2017 Eleonora De Giorgio
Feb 20, 2017 Caterina Raviglione
Feb 20, 2017 Dona Doig
Feb 20, 2017 Rose Rothermel
Feb 19, 2017 Susan Martin
Feb 19, 2017 Major Escape
Feb 19, 2017 Cathy Burger
Feb 19, 2017 sarah weisberg
Feb 18, 2017 Debra Nelligan
Feb 18, 2017 Karen Weir Alligator wrestling needs to stop.
Feb 16, 2017 Maria P Burke Leave these animals alone! Watch people wrestle people. No one cares if an animal is hurt badly or killed. People should be ashamed of themselves!!
Feb 15, 2017 Denise Dixon
Feb 15, 2017 Danka S.
Feb 15, 2017 Lynn Kahl
Feb 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 14, 2017 Victoria Apodaca
Feb 14, 2017 Joshua Santos
Feb 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 14, 2017 Jane Llewellyn
Feb 14, 2017 Jill Balser
Feb 14, 2017 Helena Brouwer
Feb 14, 2017 Miranda Atawish
Feb 14, 2017 Conchita Alvero
Feb 12, 2017 Mike Zion I support protecting animals.

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