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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: 26,584
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 18, 2018 Tamara Bacon
Jun 17, 2018 Jackie Maloof
Jun 17, 2018 Anna Ott
Jun 16, 2018 Bertha Nichols
Jun 12, 2018 Angie Hyde
Jun 12, 2018 Donald Williams Just leave the poor alligators alone!
Jun 12, 2018 Rheeta Zell
Jun 10, 2018 JULIE ROBERTS
Jun 10, 2018 Sophie Avoustin
Jun 9, 2018 Kim Potzinger
Jun 8, 2018 Sandra Thompson
Jun 7, 2018 Bernie Doherty
Jun 7, 2018 Stacey Lightfoot
Jun 7, 2018 Dr.Mary Sabal, DC,RN
Jun 2, 2018 ELIZABETH SAPPINGTON
Jun 2, 2018 Sue Lindley
May 31, 2018 Pauline Desilets
May 31, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 31, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 31, 2018 Gilberto Simao
May 30, 2018 Stephanie Black-Mcdonald
May 30, 2018 (Name not displayed) We are supposed to have evolved!! Sport involves both/all parties having an equal chance of winning. CLEARLY THERE WILL BE ONLY ONE "WINNER."
May 30, 2018 Brandi Shelby
May 29, 2018 Niki O'Connor
May 29, 2018 Maria Angeles Leorza Arechavaleta
May 29, 2018 MARE REASONS Dam humans again using a creature for profit, sickening men
May 29, 2018 Christine Geise
May 28, 2018 Shirley Baker
May 28, 2018 Ansena Drinkwater
May 28, 2018 claudia citton
May 28, 2018 galina Dzhaladyan
May 27, 2018 Julie Wild
May 27, 2018 Holly Putman
May 27, 2018 Julia Moore
May 27, 2018 Earl & Sharon Lenhart
May 27, 2018 Kathy Monaco
May 27, 2018 Michelle Stewart
May 27, 2018 Cynthia Murphy
May 27, 2018 Andrea Bassett
May 27, 2018 Pat Brzycki
May 26, 2018 Sue Machan
May 26, 2018 Beth Behm Harming a living creature should never be entertainment.
May 25, 2018 Fran Ostempowski
May 25, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
May 25, 2018 michael lyons
May 25, 2018 kristi ellenberger
May 24, 2018 Madeleine Norris
May 23, 2018 alina stan
May 22, 2018 Silvia Canary
May 22, 2018 Desiree West

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