Stop Killing Alligators

Target: Marylouise Fitzgibbon, General Manager of Walt Disney World Orlando

Goal: Stop killing alligators and protect visitors against attacks with humane methods instead.

Alligators are being culled near the Walt Disney World Orlando theme park after one snatched and killed a young boy. None of the five animals caught and euthanized so far have been identified as responsible for the attack. While the child’s death is a terrible tragedy, murdering these animals is completely senseless and will not bring the boy back. It will also not help protect future visitors to the park, as nothing stops more alligators from moving in to replace those killed.

Instead, the park should take steps to safeguard areas accessible to visitors and ensure they are properly warned about the risks. It should also implement humane measures of controlling the animals’ access to the park’s beaches.

Sign this petition urging Walt Disney World Orlando to stop having alligators killed and safeguard its visitors using more efficient and humane methods.


Dear Ms. Fitzgibbon,

Alligators are being needlessly culled near Walt Disney World Orlando after a young boy was tragically snatched and killed by one on the park’s beaches. While this incident is no doubt heartbreaking for all involved, there is no use adding to the tragedy by senselessly murdering animals in their natural habitat.

This is not an efficient method of protecting the public, as nothing stops more alligators from moving in to replace those killed. Instead, your park should warn visitors about the risk and find non-lethal ways of controlling alligators’ access to the park’s beaches.

Please ensure no more alligators are culled, and implement humane methods of curbing the animals’ access to the park’s beaches instead.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. As usual the animal suffers because of ignorant, incompetent management and shot gun mentality. Disney has a responsibility to protect these alligators NOT KILL them. Put up nets, whatever it takes to make sure the beaches are safe. Think outside the box!!!!!

  2. Jane Davidson says:

    This is the natural behavior of alligators, and Florida is gator territory; so put up signs, fences and whatever it takes to show humans not to go near them.
    Don’t punish and shoot gators. It accomplishes nothing.
    Hope a lesson has been learned.

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