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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: 24,480
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

Nov 27, 2015 Tara LaBrie
Nov 26, 2015 priya khurana
Nov 26, 2015 sabine ottinger-kremer
Nov 26, 2015 Mike Wood
Nov 25, 2015 martin walls
Nov 25, 2015 Katarina Lang
Nov 25, 2015 Ronald Tanguy
Nov 25, 2015 Megan Bray
Nov 19, 2015 Maryanne Thompson
Nov 19, 2015 Hope Carl
Nov 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 18, 2015 Abdullah ibn Musa Islam
Nov 18, 2015 Lynda Robinson
Nov 18, 2015 Trina Snow
Nov 17, 2015 Maja Lacković
Nov 16, 2015 Margherita Polia
Nov 15, 2015 Marie Hemphill
Nov 15, 2015 Nicole Coe
Nov 13, 2015 catherine anderson
Nov 13, 2015 marie-francoise amestoy
Nov 13, 2015 Jessica Drake
Nov 13, 2015 Megan McLean
Nov 12, 2015 Maria Holzmann
Nov 12, 2015 Sandra Beul
Nov 12, 2015 Bonnie Clyne
Nov 12, 2015 kathleen conroy
Nov 12, 2015 Suzie Awad
Nov 10, 2015 Christine Labbé
Nov 10, 2015 vier eva
Nov 9, 2015 Julie Craig
Nov 9, 2015 I. meszaros
Nov 8, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 7, 2015 S. ROSE Anything involving animals like this is inhumane.
Nov 7, 2015 Mauna Sandin
Nov 6, 2015 LAURA HART
Nov 6, 2015 Graciela rodriguez-sero
Nov 6, 2015 Tammy Boykin
Nov 6, 2015 lisa muryn
Nov 6, 2015 Glenda Staats
Nov 6, 2015 Bob Brucker
Nov 6, 2015 patricia remollino
Nov 5, 2015 Maria Brønd Alligators should NOT be fighting with humans. It is WRONG. I really hope you get this stopped!
Nov 5, 2015 Nancy Dictus
Nov 5, 2015 Michael Marum
Nov 5, 2015 Catherine Thomas
Nov 4, 2015 Maria G Stonestreet
Nov 4, 2015 Eryn Wein
Nov 4, 2015 Christine Dwyer
Nov 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)

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