Skip navigation

no spam, unsubscribe anytime.
Skip navigation
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: 26,395
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.

Sign Here

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

Mar 19, 2018 dionne Toye
Mar 17, 2018 Mary Lyda
Mar 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 16, 2018 Kate Ague
Mar 16, 2018 Gail Drury
Mar 16, 2018 Stacey Crook
Mar 16, 2018 Karen Wineinger
Mar 16, 2018 Joan Heezen
Mar 16, 2018 Susan Hodgson
Mar 15, 2018 Angela Danzik
Mar 15, 2018 Martine TRACQUI
Mar 15, 2018 hEATHER Knowles
Mar 15, 2018 Linda Meiberg
Mar 15, 2018 gretchen roberson
Mar 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 15, 2018 Christine Brazzell
Mar 15, 2018 Catherine D.
Mar 13, 2018 Barbara Kayser
Mar 13, 2018 irene riviere
Mar 13, 2018 Valerie Passoa
Mar 13, 2018 Jimmy Rivera
Mar 12, 2018 Teresa Cruz-Wortman
Mar 11, 2018 Lina Guerrero
Mar 10, 2018 Kristin Womack
Mar 10, 2018 Christine Capaldo Please end this cruel event. This is an embarrassment to the state of Florida.
Mar 9, 2018 carmela cid
Mar 9, 2018 colinda KRAM
Mar 9, 2018 Melissa Mitchell
Mar 9, 2018 Pat Padilla
Mar 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 8, 2018 Deborah Murphy
Mar 8, 2018 Lisa Delabre
Mar 8, 2018 shirley cooksley
Mar 7, 2018 elizabeth chitto
Mar 7, 2018 Mary Kelly
Mar 6, 2018 Sandy Lynch
Mar 6, 2018 Keith Wright
Mar 6, 2018 Simone Duffin
Mar 6, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 6, 2018 Mary Pattison
Mar 6, 2018 Darlene Bowman
Mar 6, 2018 J.D. Brown
Mar 4, 2018 Paula Sendar
Mar 4, 2018 Susan Martin
Mar 4, 2018 Dog Advocate
Mar 1, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 28, 2018 Dianna Brown
Feb 28, 2018 Tina Buettner

back to top

Happy Bunny Socks
Share this page and help fund food & care: