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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: 26,538
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 24, 2018 Madeleine Norris
May 23, 2018 alina stan
May 22, 2018 Silvia Canary
May 22, 2018 Desiree West
May 22, 2018 annah jetha
May 21, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 21, 2018 Elizabeth Pum
May 21, 2018 Elva Munro
May 21, 2018 sarah weisberg
May 20, 2018 Melissa Lewis
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May 20, 2018 Rhonda Spaulding
May 19, 2018 Sabrina Zilske
May 19, 2018 Axa Tolonen
May 19, 2018 christine rochette
May 18, 2018 Laura Gustoson Quit using animals! Using females is cruel enough. But, using other animals is inexcusable!
May 18, 2018 Mani S
May 18, 2018 Tara Spires
May 18, 2018 Sally Allen
May 18, 2018 Jaci Taylor
May 18, 2018 Mary Fox
May 18, 2018 sylvia sutherland
May 18, 2018 Linda Walker
May 18, 2018 Elizabeth Mullen
May 18, 2018 Lynn Walker
May 18, 2018 Donna Selquist
May 18, 2018 Stephanie Wood
May 17, 2018 Megan Burkholder
May 17, 2018 Helga Jelus
May 16, 2018 Penny Duke
May 16, 2018 Svetlana Krikunenko
May 16, 2018 Valerie Charbonneau
May 16, 2018 Kiantha Shadduck
May 15, 2018 Rodolfo Sanchez
May 15, 2018 Susan Fleming
May 15, 2018 Dorothy Walker
May 15, 2018 KIM HALL
May 15, 2018 Leslie Wingerath
May 15, 2018 Denise Wall
May 14, 2018 Pietra McNamara
May 14, 2018 Anne Havard
May 11, 2018 johanna bensalel
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May 7, 2018 Gail Steinberg
May 6, 2018 Franziska EDWARDS
May 5, 2018 Anais Cudel
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May 4, 2018 Rob Dexter
May 1, 2018 gabriele jefferson
Apr 29, 2018 Lisa Algee

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