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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: 26,126
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


Sep 20, 2017 Kelly Hahn
Sep 20, 2017 K Moore
Sep 20, 2017 Janice Taylor
Sep 20, 2017 Anne Snyder
Sep 20, 2017 David Rozanski
Sep 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2017 Juliane Rocha
Sep 20, 2017 Mary Hunt
Sep 20, 2017 Ursula Kiefert
Sep 17, 2017 Meghan Croyts
Sep 17, 2017 Chris Foster
Sep 16, 2017 Penny Mackenzie
Sep 15, 2017 Darja Kadenšek
Sep 14, 2017 Lauri Moon
Sep 14, 2017 Kristie Hatton
Sep 14, 2017 Jackie Byrd
Sep 14, 2017 Deborah Moore
Sep 13, 2017 Saddie Al
Sep 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 13, 2017 KJ Ortiz Caring for all animals and protecting them is the wave of the future. Florida needs to outlaw brutal alligator wrestling. It is not a sport.
Sep 13, 2017 Amy Agzarian animals do not exist to be exploited at the whim of human actions, please protect these magnificent creatures
Sep 13, 2017 Anja Boyd
Sep 13, 2017 Sicko Faggot We need to focus on the homo agenda. Pulling your penis out of another mans anus covered in semen and putrified fecal matter. Then passing it around for a suck, gross, yuk. How sicko, degenerate these sexual pervert, deviants are.
Sep 12, 2017 Terry Mann
Sep 12, 2017 Danielle Buss
Sep 11, 2017 Ilse DePriest
Sep 8, 2017 Deana Conklin
Sep 6, 2017 Mara Mandell
Sep 6, 2017 Diana Martins
Sep 6, 2017 Lisa Randall
Sep 6, 2017 Harolyn Giordano stop using tradition as an excuse for cruelty-RIDICULOUS
Sep 6, 2017 Diane Kadomoto
Sep 6, 2017 cathy minshall
Sep 6, 2017 Susan Purcell
Sep 5, 2017 Michelle Maisonave
Sep 4, 2017 (Name not displayed) Wrestling any animal is not a sport, a game, nor an attraction. It is inhumane and cruel.
Sep 4, 2017 Linette Nice
Sep 3, 2017 Nan Thurgate
Sep 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 2, 2017 Sondra Bustos
Sep 2, 2017 Linda Payne
Sep 2, 2017 Yumiko Starr
Aug 30, 2017 Carole Mathews
Aug 28, 2017 Julie Reid
Aug 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 27, 2017 Martin Henz
Aug 26, 2017 Cathy Bascombe
Aug 26, 2017 R.A. Dayton
Aug 25, 2017 Patricia Eno
Aug 24, 2017 Aurelia Gergely

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