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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: 25,160
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

Aug 27, 2016 Tom Riley I feel we should put an end to Alligator wrestling, to exploit or injure any animal is just wrong in so many ways.
Aug 27, 2016 Donna Chopyak
Aug 27, 2016 Candice Baynes
Aug 26, 2016 Pamela Lebowitz
Aug 25, 2016 Christine SUNNA
Aug 24, 2016 josilda dantas
Aug 24, 2016 Linda Treuhaft It is way past time to stop using wildlife for entertainment purposes. They should be left to live in their natural habitat IN PEACE!
Aug 24, 2016 Leslie Perritt
Aug 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 22, 2016 Jen Kaelin
Aug 20, 2016 Brenda Hammond
Aug 20, 2016 Virginia Dempsey
Aug 19, 2016 Janet smith
Aug 19, 2016 SARAH AMARAL
Aug 19, 2016 Terry Smith
Aug 19, 2016 Joyce Barringer
Aug 19, 2016 Flavia Perizzolo
Aug 18, 2016 Juanice Burroughs
Aug 18, 2016 Kari Castillo
Aug 18, 2016 Sam McLeod
Aug 18, 2016 Karin Guenther
Aug 18, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 18, 2016 sharmini sewpersad
Aug 17, 2016 Elizabeth Keenan
Aug 17, 2016 Colleen McGovern
Aug 17, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 16, 2016 Cheryl Lechtanski
Aug 16, 2016 carl romanik disgusting! how would you like it if i stood on your head and held your mouth shut!
Aug 15, 2016 carla howard
Aug 15, 2016 Doyle Worley
Aug 15, 2016 Michael Friedman
Aug 15, 2016 Amanda Bridgeman
Aug 15, 2016 Jody Draznin
Aug 15, 2016 corrine gonzales
Aug 15, 2016 Ad Lenders
Aug 14, 2016 Alisa Daniels
Aug 14, 2016 Lynette Schultz
Aug 14, 2016 Dennis Horvitz Time to grow up.
Aug 14, 2016 Rita Wolff
Aug 14, 2016 Raffaela Lehner
Aug 12, 2016 Linda constance What kind of state or it's else Ted officials would allow this and what kind of people would want to watch. Shameful
Aug 12, 2016 Marcia Sutton
Aug 12, 2016 Cathy Saunders All living things matter.
Aug 11, 2016 Thea Stevens
Aug 11, 2016 maria gabriella mucci
Aug 11, 2016 lavaune guenther
Aug 11, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 11, 2016 Lubna Saied
Aug 11, 2016 Barbara Sickles

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