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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: 25,795
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 27, 2017 Silvia Steinbrecher
May 27, 2017 esther kemperle
May 27, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 26, 2017 Djamila Grouci
May 26, 2017 Petra Egging
May 26, 2017 yvonne Ryder
May 25, 2017 Karla Corzatt
May 23, 2017 Diane Sposili
May 23, 2017 Maria Johnson
May 23, 2017 Monica Daniel-Marshall
May 23, 2017 Josie Perez
May 22, 2017 Gabi Sorrell
May 22, 2017 Marilyn Logan
May 21, 2017 Tina Quinones
May 21, 2017 Dominique Barre
May 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2017 Gladys Hollis
May 19, 2017 Marni Holmes
May 19, 2017 Terri Lynch
May 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 18, 2017 Sandra Williamson
May 18, 2017 Cher Hester THIS IS SICKENING!!
May 18, 2017 Steffie Jørgensen
May 17, 2017 Anne Presuel-Moreno
May 17, 2017 LISA HEARN
May 16, 2017 Simone Eckardt
May 16, 2017 Susana Osorno
May 16, 2017 Cassi Redmond
May 16, 2017 Linda Meyer
May 16, 2017 Jewell Batway
May 16, 2017 Shannon Holmes
May 16, 2017 Michalla Sutton
May 15, 2017 Justine WONT KNOW
May 15, 2017 Elena Burankova
May 13, 2017 Paola Venezia
May 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 11, 2017 (Name not displayed) Torturing animals for sport… we really haven't evolved very much have we.
May 11, 2017 Melanie Marshall Stop bothering animals for entertainment. It's childish.
May 11, 2017 roberta thornton-howard
May 11, 2017 Carmend E Anda
May 11, 2017 k kern
May 11, 2017 Pamela Llewellyn
May 11, 2017 Isabella Ireland
May 10, 2017 Sławomir Prucnal
May 9, 2017 Mia Goodbar This is terrible, stop this barbaric practice at once!
May 8, 2017 Kathleen Mccarthy
May 7, 2017 Adrienne Estrada
May 7, 2017 Natasha Jenkins
May 6, 2017 Amanda Dudman Abusing sentient beings should have no place in today's world - 'tradition' and 'sport' are not reasons to allow cruelty to persist

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