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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: 24,928
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 30, 2016 Jeannine de Baenst
May 29, 2016 Mrs.Nichole Kevas It's not a sport !.leave them alone!
May 28, 2016 DeLynda Brown
May 28, 2016 Julia Holleran
May 28, 2016 claudia Moorman
May 27, 2016 karen chong kwan
May 27, 2016 Sara Rathfon
May 27, 2016 Amanda McCoy
May 27, 2016 Junko Card
May 27, 2016 Gisele Rodrigues
May 27, 2016 Isabel Hepburn
May 25, 2016 Rebecca Rodriguez
May 24, 2016 evelyn roberts
May 23, 2016 Edwin Colberg
May 22, 2016 Gerda Kettner
May 22, 2016 Jill Braun
May 21, 2016 Barton Grimm
May 21, 2016 Christina Desmarais
May 20, 2016 Jan Mukomela
May 20, 2016 Denise Hunter
May 19, 2016 Laney Smith
May 19, 2016 Vicki Kemp
May 19, 2016 Linda Dockery
May 19, 2016 Theresa Rose
May 19, 2016 dm warner
May 19, 2016 Zennie Matematico
May 18, 2016 Yolanda Bernhard
May 18, 2016 Kimberly Gibson
May 17, 2016 kati tuomaala
May 15, 2016 Ruth Johnson
May 14, 2016 Mary Best
May 14, 2016 L Bendict
May 14, 2016 Valerie Benest
May 14, 2016 Carlos Santana
May 13, 2016 aLeXX CooPeR
May 13, 2016 Desma Carey
May 13, 2016 Chevalier Guy
May 13, 2016 Diana Cleveland
May 13, 2016 William t. wondolowski
May 13, 2016 Rene Ruston My god. Seriously? This embarrasses me as an American.
May 13, 2016 Sven Plake
May 11, 2016 Lawren Rudley
May 10, 2016 Sabine Haas
May 7, 2016 Asia Muller
May 7, 2016 Beata Bartnik
May 6, 2016 Hilde Van Roie
May 6, 2016 Evi Fragkoudaki
May 5, 2016 Bentley Gubar
May 5, 2016 donailah santos
May 5, 2016 willis gravelle

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