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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: 25,227
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.

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Sep 28, 2016 monique ligat
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Sep 16, 2016 Victoria Mccay
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Sep 16, 2016 natalie collins Rick Scott is into animal abuse. look at our green lakes from lack of regulation on big sugar.
Sep 16, 2016 Mary Stallard
Sep 14, 2016 Barbara Smuts
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Sep 7, 2016 Albert D'Alessandro Please Stop Now!
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Sep 5, 2016 Karen Chiaramonte
Sep 5, 2016 Livelovelifeeleni Positivity&Motivation BE THE KINDNESSAND SPREAD KINDNESS TO ALL! I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT! we wont stop fightin for the rights of our beautiful friends the animals bc all lives matter<3 there is always hope! i know u can find it in your heart to help and not hurt!<3
Sep 5, 2016 Bonnie Spangenberg
Sep 5, 2016 Julia Russo

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