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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: 26,476
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


Apr 18, 2018 Christine Fernando
Apr 15, 2018 Esmè Evans
Apr 15, 2018 Jacqueline McGrath Curtis
Apr 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2018 Debbie Marquess
Apr 14, 2018 LaVonne Searle
Apr 14, 2018 Catherine Deviney Animals are not for entertainment purposes. Stop this ridiculous practice now. We should be learning about alligators, not wrestling them.
Apr 14, 2018 OSVALDO TOMAS
Apr 14, 2018 Ankita Jain Gupta
Apr 13, 2018 Shelby Heimbach
Apr 13, 2018 Carol Kaslander
Apr 13, 2018 Denise Fukuda
Apr 13, 2018 G. G. Johnson
Apr 13, 2018 annick baud
Apr 13, 2018 Sheri Spain
Apr 13, 2018 Hope Williams
Apr 13, 2018 Kara Dorsey
Apr 13, 2018 Gabrielle Ferro
Apr 13, 2018 TERRY MUSTO
Apr 13, 2018 faye munro
Apr 12, 2018 karen hagood
Apr 11, 2018 georgina italy
Apr 10, 2018 Michael Stevenson
Apr 10, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 9, 2018 Alyssa Clemenzi
Apr 9, 2018 Diane Wilder
Apr 9, 2018 Beverly Eadie
Apr 8, 2018 Terry Carlo Alligator is a macho sport which needs to go the way of the dinosaur!!
Apr 8, 2018 Elizabeth Pritchard
Apr 7, 2018 Kaitlyn Kittell
Apr 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 7, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Apr 7, 2018 CARMEN FEITO
Apr 7, 2018 ann montenegro
Apr 7, 2018 Andrea Rohr
Apr 7, 2018 Rex De Silva
Apr 7, 2018 Carla Beck
Apr 7, 2018 Tasha Chenoweth
Apr 7, 2018 Vincenzo Taffoni
Apr 6, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 6, 2018 ivy smith
Apr 6, 2018 dallas buckley
Apr 5, 2018 Siti Zulaikha
Apr 5, 2018 Ruth Umaya
Apr 4, 2018 Claire McCullagh
Apr 4, 2018 Ann Plimpton
Apr 4, 2018 Janet Christian
Apr 3, 2018 Kelly Sime
Apr 3, 2018 Yvette Guzman
Apr 3, 2018 Jean-Michel GUERRIER

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