Cancel Alligator Wrestling Show

The-Swampmaster!-by-dmblue444

Target: Matt Pepper, President and CEO of Michigan Humane Society

Goal: Cancel cruel alligator wrestling show that allegedly violates state statutes against animal cruelty.

A show involving teasing, poking, and wrestling alligators is scheduled for multiple performances over the weekend and some of Michigan’s citizens say the show violates the state statutes on animal cruelty. One man chose to file a complaint regarding the Swampmaster Gator Show, saying it violates the rule that no person shall entice or tease a dog or other animal.

Recent performances included the alligator handler Jeff Quattrocchi poking an alligator with a stick, causing it to bite the stick. In other acts, he climbs on the alligator’s back and wrestles its mouth open, showing the audience its teeth. Quattrocchi claims that climbing on their backs gives the “rush the show promotes.”

Aside from the questionable behavior of wrestling alligators for a show, it’s cruel to use wild animals for performances in general. It seems as if this show could be more about personal gain and money rather than education. There are other, safe and humane ways to run an alligator show. Demand that this abusive program be cancelled.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Pepper,

The Swampmaster Gator Show is scheduled to perform in Grand Rapids, Michigan this weekend. It’s been brought to our attention that the performances may violate the rule that no person shall entice or tease a dog or other animal. The performances reportedly include the alligator being poked with a stick and a man climbing on its back and forcing its mouth open for the audience to see the teeth. It seems cruel to wrestle or poke a wild animal with a stick until the animal chews it up.

It’s up to us to be the voice for innocent animals who may be enduring mistreatment. We urge you to seriously consider how these acts violate Michigan rules and please help get this show cancelled.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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6 Comments

  1. Wow, how brave of those scumbags. Fighting an alligator that just wants to be left in peace. Why don’t they just fight each other – preferably to the death.

  2. Kae Blecha, OTR says:

    The other adrenaline junkies that I know become soldiers or paramedics so that their “need for speed” is channelled in a healthy, helpful manner. Not this Quattrocchi guy. What a simpleton.

  3. What kind of a “humane” society would sanction this animal abuse?

  4. I CANNOT BELIEVE JUST HOW MANY SICK AND TWISTED EVIL VILE SICKENING PEOPLE THERE ARE THIS SAD WORLD, ALL ANIMALS WOULD BE BETTER OFF IF WE DID NOT EXIST, WHY DO THEY HAVE TO USE ANIMALS FOR THEIR OWN ENJOYMENT AS IF THEY ARE TOYS, LOW LIFE SCUM ALL OF THEM

  5. This should stop. It;s sick. Can.t they find some kind of sport to shoe off there toughness. Bunch of muncher’s looking for a dollar instead of working for a living.

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