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Ohio officials: Exhibitor-owned bear kills man | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 61 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Aug 20, 2010, titled Ohio officials: Exhibitor-owned bear kills man | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Authorities say a bear whose owner once staged wrestling shows featuring the animals has mauled a 24-year-old man to death in Ohio.

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rowdy1

Bellevue, OH

#21 Aug 20, 2010
no name wrote:
<quoted text>i know thes animals and sam is not a hillbilly it was feeding time and brent just cought off gard helet his gard down somthing u dont do with wild animals and now hes dead and im sorry for that we will miss hem but he knew the dangersof feeding sams animal and sams hurt to and brent was a good friend of sams it was not the bears fault or brents and sams place is an animal sanctuary and he use to exbit his animalsbut hehas not sone that in about 5 or more years
Good lord,talk about hillbillies. Didn't they teach spelling and punctuation where you went to school in the one-room schoolhouse?
Thats me

Columbus, OH

#22 Aug 20, 2010
no name wrote:
<quoted text>i know thes animals and sam is not a hillbilly it was feeding time and brent just cought off gard helet his gard down somthing u dont do with wild animals and now hes dead and im sorry for that we will miss hem but he knew the dangersof feeding sams animal and sams hurt to and brent was a good friend of sams it was not the bears fault or brents and sams place is an animal sanctuary and he use to exbit his animalsbut hehas not sone that in about 5 or more years
Good spelling and puncuation. I don't even know what you're trying to say here. <applause>
know what

Dublin, OH

#23 Aug 20, 2010
Not much of a story here, just the "bare" facts!
cosmo

Hilliard, OH

#24 Aug 20, 2010
I wupped this bears arse once, a few years back, he has been waiting to get even with humans ever since- I guess I should have finished him off when I had him down and screaming for his mother. Trouble was- the owner offered me 5 grand to let him go- and I took it.
Mike Rotch

Powell, OH

#25 Aug 20, 2010
Maybe the bear can go to some sensitivity training to teach him this behavior is wrong.
haha

Nashport, OH

#26 Aug 20, 2010
I love how some of you are making fun of the guy who's a friend of Sam's and Brent's. It shows the "class" of people out there. Maybe he's dyslexic or has a medical condition? You understand exactly what he's saying! Well, I guess maybe you can't read at all?
Dusty

Columbus, OH

#27 Aug 20, 2010
What? No pinhead Republi-Can't trying to blame this on Obama?
cosmo

Hilliard, OH

#28 Aug 20, 2010
I find this a tragic accident that probably could have been avoided, had the bear not been in captivity. The bear was a tough wrestle, and a complete ploy to get people to come to the bar. A money making bear, if I recall. Am I wrong here "no-name"?
obamas fault

Columbus, OH

#29 Aug 20, 2010
It's obviously Obama's fault.
cosmo

Hilliard, OH

#30 Aug 20, 2010
no -because Obama, or his wife could have wupped his arse.

Since: Oct 09

Columbus, OH

#31 Aug 20, 2010
Another reason why it is not a smart idea to have an animal that can eat you as a pet.
Ummmm

Columbus, OH

#32 Aug 20, 2010
cosmo wrote:
no -because Obama, or his wife could have wupped his arse.
Or at least suffucated it under a pile of stimulus money.
John Blutarsky

Columbus, OH

#33 Aug 20, 2010
Dusty wrote:
What? No pinhead Republi-Can't trying to blame this on Obama?
We're just waiting for Obama to come out and say it was all Bush's fault.
HART

United States

#34 Aug 20, 2010
GO BEARS!
Smokey the Bear

Sunbury, OH

#35 Aug 20, 2010
Let's all say it together now...wild animals belong in the wild....
cosmo

Hilliard, OH

#36 Aug 20, 2010
at the very least- I would bet Obama uses this to try and convince us we are in a bear market......
Ummmm

Columbus, OH

#37 Aug 20, 2010
Smokey the Bear wrote:
Let's all say it together now...wild animals belong in the wild....
You're right. All hillbillies in Cleveland suburbs should be rounded up and returned to their natural habitat. Probably some place in West Virginia.

Since: Oct 09

Columbus, OH

#38 Aug 20, 2010
Smokey the Bear wrote:
Let's all say it together now...wild animals belong in the wild....
Agreed, but technically it is Smokey Bear. "Only you can avoid mulling by not owning a large beast."
CLD Worthington

Newark, OH

#39 Aug 20, 2010
rowdy1 wrote:
This is precisely why Ohio needs a law regulating the ownership of these wild (yes,wild) animals. They are NEVER completely domesticated and can revert to wild behavior at any time. Even the family dog can turn on you in the blink of an eye. Ohio legislators,open your eyes!
We don't need another law, you can't legislate against stupidity. People need to take responsibility for their own decisions and actions instead of expecting the government to protect them from everything.
Clint

Fort Thomas, KY

#40 Aug 20, 2010
Wow ! Only in Ohio where unemployment is 12 %, Home foreclosures are still on the rise , Sex Trade Slavery among teenage girls is going strong ,and Ohio is the Capital of Bedbug infestation .... What is the Governor Doing ? Ohio is going to the Dogs !

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