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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: 25,288
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

Oct 26, 2016 Margy Renner
Oct 25, 2016 Melissa Hawn
Oct 24, 2016 Janice Foster
Oct 24, 2016 inmaculada sanchez raya
Oct 23, 2016 S. Hosse
Oct 23, 2016 Diamond Patni
Oct 23, 2016 Mabel Albino
Oct 22, 2016 Miryam Garcia
Oct 22, 2016 Miryam Fonken
Oct 21, 2016 Tina Brewster
Oct 21, 2016 Debra Gagliano
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Oct 20, 2016 Angela Buckley
Oct 18, 2016 Ilse Spiegel
Oct 18, 2016 trudi selner
Oct 17, 2016 veronica grimm Why are so many animals smarter than sub humans in power it always amazes me
Oct 17, 2016 Wendy Lukowitz
Oct 17, 2016 Ludmila Belousova
Oct 17, 2016 Melissa Johnson
Oct 16, 2016 Malka Kessler
Oct 16, 2016 Carla Strik
Oct 15, 2016 jennifer palladino
Oct 15, 2016 Harmen Eijzenga
Oct 14, 2016 Buck Dang
Oct 14, 2016 Angela Morales Please stop wrestling alligators! READ A BOOK instead.
Oct 14, 2016 Norma Peet
Oct 14, 2016 Laudiceia Fonseca
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Oct 14, 2016 Marc van de Waarseenburg
Oct 14, 2016 Kathy Garcia
Oct 14, 2016 bellinda rolf-jansen
Oct 12, 2016 Roxanne Pranger
Oct 12, 2016 Myrene Clarke They really do this?? Unbelievable
Oct 11, 2016 Jacqueline Leahy
Oct 11, 2016 Annlouise Andersson Stop this now devil bastards, hope this People burn in hell 👿 karma coms to all this People werry soon.
Oct 10, 2016 Donna Hernandez
Oct 10, 2016 Mateja Frank
Oct 9, 2016 Dominique LANG
Oct 9, 2016 Marga Gili
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Oct 9, 2016 Marilyne Chenuet
Oct 9, 2016 Herdlicska Emese
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Oct 7, 2016 Julia Koerth
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Oct 7, 2016 Jennifer Evans
Oct 7, 2016 John Baughman
Oct 4, 2016 Edyta Tracz

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