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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: 25,656
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

Mar 29, 2017 JOSEFA ARANA
Mar 29, 2017 Alys James
Mar 29, 2017 Sandy Poole
Mar 28, 2017 Janice Bernard
Mar 28, 2017 Kara Walmsley
Mar 28, 2017 maria shepard
Mar 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 28, 2017 Corrine Gonzales
Mar 28, 2017 Angela Tune
Mar 28, 2017 Susanne Cuomo Leave them alone, wild animals are not for your entertainment or anyone else's
Mar 27, 2017 Kathy Mason
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 24, 2017 Fiona Forrest
Mar 23, 2017 L Dufresne
Mar 23, 2017 Deborah Boychuk
Mar 23, 2017 sjef jansen
Mar 23, 2017 Michele Alt
Mar 23, 2017 tammy oare
Mar 23, 2017 Georgia Roussis
Mar 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 20, 2017 Hannah Weil
Mar 20, 2017 Thao Vu
Mar 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 19, 2017 Lisa Vaugh
Mar 17, 2017 Katie Sceats
Mar 16, 2017 Victoria Hall
Mar 16, 2017 Susan Benavidez
Mar 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 15, 2017 April Reyes
Mar 15, 2017 Hilary Capstick
Mar 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 14, 2017 Barb Breese
Mar 14, 2017 Mildred Huffmire
Mar 14, 2017 Sandra Greene
Mar 14, 2017 lori pace
Mar 14, 2017 Sharon Morgan m
Mar 14, 2017 Mick McMahon
Mar 13, 2017 Kelly Nestelroad
Mar 13, 2017 Sarah Gavison
Mar 13, 2017 claudia Barra
Mar 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 11, 2017 Angela Lindsey
Mar 10, 2017 Carolyn Stasik This is such disrespect for an animal that has been on this earth far longer than humans have. To treat them like this is undignified. I wish the Crocodile Hunter could have taught you a lesson in compassion.
Mar 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 10, 2017 Mercedes Montes
Mar 10, 2017 Alson Sachs
Mar 10, 2017 Emily Clark
Mar 10, 2017 Kyriaki Matsika

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