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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: 24,989
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


Jun 26, 2016 Natalie Bieniarz
Jun 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 24, 2016 Alice Long If you don't know not to mess with gators by now, you deserve to be eaten. Please stop this nonsense. It's JUST the sort of bs that keeps people from Nebraska from understanding ANYTHING about our flora & fauna--on land, lake, or sea. thanx
Jun 24, 2016 Christine Foisy
Jun 23, 2016 F Bean
Jun 23, 2016 Chere Conner
Jun 22, 2016 Jieun Bak
Jun 22, 2016 Rebel Ernst
Jun 22, 2016 Kim Gilman
Jun 22, 2016 karine tremblay
Jun 22, 2016 KIM ATROSH
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Jun 21, 2016 Ileana Broscareanu
Jun 19, 2016 Jane Kohan
Jun 19, 2016 Kristi Hermanson
Jun 19, 2016 RENATA FLIS
Jun 18, 2016 Andrew Weprin
Jun 18, 2016 Kenneth Rinard
Jun 18, 2016 Margaret Ellis
Jun 18, 2016 Katarina Lang
Jun 17, 2016 Angel Ruppert
Jun 17, 2016 Debbie Wolf
Jun 16, 2016 alexa molnar
Jun 15, 2016 Petra Jones
Jun 15, 2016 Judith Beattie
Jun 15, 2016 Lotta Larsen
Jun 15, 2016 K R Alligator Wrestling Is Not A Sport. Enough said.
Jun 15, 2016 Eric Kraft
Jun 14, 2016 Patricia DeVore YES"" LETS STOP THIS ESAP LYN DEVORE!!!
Jun 14, 2016 sharon gooding
Jun 14, 2016 D G
Jun 13, 2016 Jessica Trotti I would love to hear from the alligators on this one! I'm pretty sure that they are not even close to a happy living being the way they are treated. It has to stop!
Jun 12, 2016 Amber Verduin
Jun 12, 2016 Jade Smith
Jun 11, 2016 Laurie Izzo
Jun 11, 2016 EFHAI OJS
Jun 10, 2016 Karina Otero Half-Earth Project - eowilsonfoundation.org - Respect nature! Respect life! Respect yourself! - Thanks!
Jun 10, 2016 Pamela Townsend
Jun 9, 2016 laurence haubtmann
Jun 8, 2016 Frances Garabedian
Jun 8, 2016 Marina Barberis
Jun 8, 2016 Janine Corday
Jun 8, 2016 Fanny Lerner
Jun 8, 2016 Lori Zeller
Jun 8, 2016 Sandra Proaño
Jun 7, 2016 Esther Clayson
Jun 4, 2016 Annette Glorius
Jun 4, 2016 Margit Maguire
Jun 4, 2016 Janet Grunke
Jun 4, 2016 Jennifer Kullmann

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