Stop Cruel Hunts Where Alligators Are Shot in the Head

Target: Martha Williams, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Goal: Ban the brutal killing of keystone alligators in national wildlife refuges.

A disturbing photo of a car dragging the limp body of a slain alligator in its trail sparked outrage online. Unfortunately, strapping alligators to the backs of cars—as well as ruthlessly slaughtering these creatures in the first place—is totally legal in Florida. This year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approved the first-ever alligator hunt in the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, which is supposed to be a protected area. There are few regulations governing alligator hunting in Florida, and hunters may use cruel methods of trapping and killing innocent alligators. One particular method involves using a pole that shoots a bullet into the animal’s brain—also known as a bangstick—that may leave the animal conscious and suffering for hours before dying.

Alligators are a keystone species in the environments of which they are a part. This means they play a particularly crucial role in the maintenance of ecosystems, especially by regulating prey populations so they don’t get out of control. Animal reserves should be places where wildlife can roam free of human disruption and hunting. There is absolutely no reason to permit the killing of any species in a wildlife refuge center, especially one as crucial as the alligator.

Sign this petition to demand an end to alligator hunting in the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Director Williams,

The recent approval of alligator hunting in Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is quite upsetting. These protected regions are supposed to be sanctuaries for the species they home, and animals within their premises are supposed to be safe from human activity. As alligators are a keystone species in the ecosystems to which they belong, alligator hunting can potentially affect the rest of the flora and fauna living in the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Hunters show little to no respect for the animal’s life, and cruel methods of trapping and killing–such as using a bangstick to shoot a bullet into the alligator’s brain–are commonly used.

We are asking you, Ms. Williams, to prohibit the killing of alligators on protected plots of land.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Mark Gstohl


65 Comments

  1. Cruel people need cruel response like a dildo in their ass!

  2. Director Williams, you have betrayed the animals you are supposed to protect. It is called a REFUGE for a reason!

  3. Don’t you loves pictures of these morons who are proud of themselves for showing the rest of us what total dicks they are??
    Takes a “real man” to kill something who doesn’t shoot back. DISGUSTING!!! And this is legal in Florida. . .

  4. Put down the gun and try that you MORON!!!

  5. Robert DeMuth says:

    This needs to stop.

  6. Shoot these useless beings!!!!!!!

  7. MICHAEL BAVARO says:

    i SUGGEST A HUNT FOR THE MORONS WHO SHOOT THE ALLIGATORS TO SEE HOW THEY LIKE IT.

    • Yeh, that sounds good.
      Better still would be for the fat bastard in the photo and others like him
      To be chucked into the water with the gators, ( obviously without a gun)
      and see how they fair then!
      I’ll bet the fuckers would not be so keen to murder any more crocs after they had one or two of their limbs ripped off!
      I really do not know what pleasure these wankers get from killing innocent animals. I would say they are useless and sad bastards with no other purpose in life apart from getting a supposed thrill from killing and maiming.
      Fuckers need taking out- permanently. Hope that someone has the guts to do it and feel no remorse. Then kick the bastards in the water for the ‘Crocs’ dinner.
      Sweet revenge!!

  8. Wild life refuge my sweet patootie. What the hell do you call them wild life refuges for if the wild life has no refuge there. Post this face allover so people will know who kills for fun. Don’t want them as my neighbours. Florida sucks at protecting it’s wildlife.

  9. Julia Edinger says:

    Those alligator’s deserve “JUSTICE”……. Stop murdering them !!!

  10. Williams is an inept and unqualified Director of F&W. She’s almost as bad as Deb Haaland, Sec. of the Interior, another incompetent.

  11. The only good hunter is a dead one. Hunt the hunters!

  12. Apparently no one in wildlife management, especially in many southern states, knows what the term ‘wildlife refuge’ means. Refuges are a place of protection from the stupidity (and often bloodlust of ) of hunters/humans, not an open hunting ground. Sickening and inexcusable; stop killing wildlife!

  13. Joseph Kenosky says:

    This is absolutely reprehensible and disgusting. These need to be abolished.

  14. Monica+Lee+Koski says:

    Kind of defeats the purpose of a refuge!…I thought the definition and purpose of a refuge is supposed to be a safe place for the protection of the animals, from overzealous idiotic hunters, who find enjoyment in murdering innocent animals,for the nothing other than the thrill of a kill, bragging rights, and a trophy! I would love to see the hunter with that proud grin have it smacked right off his face, and he and the rest of the moronic hunters drug behind a vehicle as they seem to enjoy doing to the alligators!!

  15. Disgusting sub-human MURDERERS. This ugly, fat, spineless moron in the photo will meet karma sure enough, along with the other gutless filth who murder innocent animals. Shame on the US and all who are complicit. This is not the behaviour of a civilized, evolved society, it’s the behaviour of SAVAGES. Unforgivable.

  16. Best idea I’ve heard all day….

  17. THESE SICK AND EVIL MONSTERS NEED TO STOP THIS CRUEL TORTURE AND MURDERING OF ALLIGATORS WHO HAVE NO WAY TO DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST AN A HOLE WITH A GUN!!!
    WE NEED LAWS TO STOP THESE SICK MURDERERS AND PROSECUTE THEM AND LOCK THEM UP AND KEEP THEM AWAY FROM ALL ANIMALS!!!!

  18. Look at that fat fuck in the picture. Someone ought to do the same to him! I’m sick of these sub-humans

  19. This is nothing more than legalized murder. The Animal Kingdom has just as much a right as we do to live their lives in peace on this planet, free from torture and murder at the hands of humans! The powers that be that are allowing this atrocity need to be voted out of office…now!!!!!!

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