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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: 26,058
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


Aug 17, 2017 Simona Bergman
Aug 17, 2017 Ingvor Andersson
Aug 17, 2017 Shirley Andersch
Aug 16, 2017 Mike Alves
Aug 16, 2017 jessica decker
Aug 16, 2017 C. Scott
Aug 16, 2017 Brenda Smith
Aug 16, 2017 kevin ryan
Aug 16, 2017 Mauricio Ross
Aug 16, 2017 sandra falconi
Aug 16, 2017 Diane Atton
Aug 16, 2017 Alisha Allen
Aug 16, 2017 Colleen Rodriguez
Aug 16, 2017 Alexandra Harteam
Aug 16, 2017 Evelyn Peterson
Aug 16, 2017 Vanessa Zunn
Aug 16, 2017 Rodica Ardelean
Aug 16, 2017 Michelle Veckerelli
Aug 16, 2017 Nellie Baez
Aug 16, 2017 Ingrid Lezcano
Aug 15, 2017 Tracy Magee
Aug 15, 2017 whitney hendrix
Aug 14, 2017 Nancy Seman
Aug 14, 2017 Vanessa Urbina
Aug 14, 2017 Lucie Laberge
Aug 14, 2017 Robert Burns
Aug 14, 2017 Jeanette Taylor
Aug 14, 2017 Rosemarie DiFrancesco
Aug 13, 2017 Diana Zimmerman
Aug 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 12, 2017 Leanne Keane
Aug 12, 2017 Doreen Walter
Aug 8, 2017 Adele Kirk
Aug 6, 2017 Jennifer Klugman
Aug 5, 2017 agnes trivier
Aug 3, 2017 Cristina Tirelli
Aug 3, 2017 Roswitha Gistl
Aug 3, 2017 Erika Fromme
Aug 3, 2017 Andreas Sachs
Aug 3, 2017 choky alvarez
Aug 3, 2017 J. Scott
Aug 3, 2017 Agneta Gulz
Aug 3, 2017 ΚΛΑΙΡΗ ΕΥΘΥΜΙΑΔΟΥ
Aug 3, 2017 Betty Baumgartner
Aug 3, 2017 Jose Manuel Bargueño
Aug 3, 2017 Sergio Barrera WOW, really, two thousand years later and we still acting so cruel to what is left of nature. SAD!!
Aug 3, 2017 Charly Kayle
Aug 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 3, 2017 denise krula
Aug 1, 2017 Peter Luethi

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