Ohio officials: Exhibitor-owned bear kills man

Full story: TwinCities.com

Authorities say a bear whose owner once staged wrestling shows featuring the animals has mauled a 24-year-old man to death in Ohio.
Comments
1 - 20 of 20 Comments Last updated Aug 20, 2010
YesWeCan

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Aug 20, 2010
Sounds fair to me. Exploiting animals for money is CRUEL and WRONG.
Matt

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Aug 20, 2010
Yeah hmmm lets see, who would want to wrestle a bear? Common sense? Just about as bad as voting for Obama.....
wowzers

Eden Prairie, MN

#4 Aug 20, 2010
People actually pay to wrestle with a bear??
citylights

Maple Plain, MN

#5 Aug 20, 2010
Wild animals are not meant for our "enjoyment" and "entertainment". Nature weeding out the stupid.
Two comments in and

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Aug 20, 2010
....it's already about politics. I'm never reading these comments again. What a waste of my time.
gauffsa

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Aug 20, 2010
It's sad that a person was killed--if not any other reason, because the bear will probably be put down.

Yes, I agree, Matt. It seems common sense to pick on someone your own size (a bear is significantly in the lead vs. a human being). Wrestling a bear is a bad idea. Even if "trained," it is a wild animal and thus, can never be completely tamed. Especially when being wrestled, it seems obvious that this activity could have a nasty outcome.

However, common sense would ALSO deem that Obama has NOTHING to do with this conversation, and I am rather weary of those who take ANY topic and pull him into it.

*sigh*
The Bear

United States

#8 Aug 20, 2010
Matt wrote:
Yeah hmmm lets see, who would want to wrestle a bear? Common sense? Just about as bad as voting for Obama.....
Must be a GL'er that's the only form of 'logic' that would try to link rednecks molesting an animal all about Obama. It's the 'logic' of the kids left behind by the Short Bus.
Update

Cottage Grove, MN

#9 Aug 20, 2010
At halftime its:

Da-Bears - 1

Stupid Humans - 0
just sayin

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Aug 20, 2010
Actually it sounds like
Da Bears - 2
Stupid Humans - 0
JustMe

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Aug 20, 2010
So people would pay to wrestle this bear? I guess somebody got his money's worth!
Marlin Perkins

United States

#12 Aug 20, 2010
Hard to bear
Wow

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Aug 20, 2010
"The property held about seven to nine bears and 20 wolves, and possibly a lion and three or four tigers, Drozdowski said."

Not nice to know that you could be turned into a "snack" by your neighbor's pets.
Marv

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Aug 20, 2010
Crappiest writing ever. Do these people even go to college?
Get a Life

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Aug 20, 2010
Instead of PETA (People Eating Tasty Animals) its BETH (Bears Eating Tasty Humans).
Get a Life

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Aug 20, 2010
Matt wrote:
Yeah hmmm lets see, who would want to wrestle a bear? Common sense? Just about as bad as voting for Obama.....
Idiot. Those who voted for George W Bush = Stupid. Voting for Obama = Smart. Just Logic as this post shows.
Erin

Hampton, MN

#17 Aug 20, 2010
They dont know what prompted the bear to maul its caretaker? How about the fact that its a wild animal - a BEAR

“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#18 Aug 20, 2010
Sad story but Karma is sometimes cruel, isn't she?
NoSht

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Aug 20, 2010
PETA - What a pack of turds...
Fifteen years ago I was deer hunting and a pair of the crap piles came by claiming they were taking wildlife photos, making all kind of noise and telling me I didn't have a "right" to kill anything. After they got cold they wndered off and kicked up the second biggest buck I ever shot. I was hoping they would come around to help me gut and drag it but it must have been too much for them.... haven't seen them since but wish a few would come back and drive deer for me again.
buck

Saint Joseph, MN

#20 Aug 20, 2010
Karma's a b***h.
ACLU

Minneapolis, MN

#21 Aug 20, 2010
Good. I hope it was painfull.

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Columbia Station Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
OH Who do you support for Governor in Ohio in 2010? (Oct '10) 5 hr Old Guy 30,568
OH Who do you support for Treasurer in Ohio in 2010? (Oct '10) Aug 20 Marvin Levels 188
OH Who do you support for U.S. Senate in Ohio in 2... (Oct '10) Aug 2 gary 2,230
Review: North Ridge Christian Life Church (Jan '13) Jul '14 Don 23
OH Who do you support for Auditor in Ohio in 2010? (Oct '10) Jul '14 They cannot kill ... 231
Donald and Terry Johnson (Jan '14) Jul '14 Old classmate and... 15
1119 Deitsch resignation nov 19 2013 at board m... Jul '14 FP parent 1
•••
•••
Columbia Station Dating

more search filters

less search filters

•••

Columbia Station Jobs

•••
Enter and win $5000
•••
•••

Columbia Station People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

•••

Columbia Station News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Columbia Station
•••

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]
•••