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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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“Defecting to Mexico”

Since: Sep 09

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#41 Aug 20, 2010
When I was a kid my favorite relative was Uncle Caveman. After school we'd all go play in his cave, and every once in a while he would eat one of us. It wasn't until later that I found out that Uncle Caveman was a bear. - Jack Handy
Citizen

Highland, OH

#42 Aug 20, 2010
Clint .. I agree that is the problem he is doing nothing. Ohio has loss 1000's of job overseas under his watch. Crime is out of control. Inmates booze it up and they had a drug drop off at his home. Need we say more.. He needs to be voted out. So listen up everyone get registered and vote.
kathy

Cincinnati, OH

#43 Aug 20, 2010
Another abused, mistreated, poorly fed wild animal who had suffered enough.I hope all these animals are confiscated and sent to sanctuaries.Any wild animal made to "perform" has at some time been tortured into doing man's bidding. now this poor bear will probably be killed. Good riddance to the kind of people who support these kind of places.
molly

Lancaster, OH

#44 Aug 20, 2010
Good Grief-what a pity that most likely the deceased - (even though losing his license) was still using this beautiful innocent animal for his own entertainment. People still need to have respect and remember these animals are not house pets.
Really

Columbus, OH

#45 Aug 20, 2010
Wild animals belong in the wild. Why do people have these animals anyway? I just don't understand.:(
vetteee5

United States

#46 Aug 20, 2010
Keyword people is wild,its a bear,,and its subject to change its mind at a glance,sure you can train a bear to some degree,but he will revert to old ways,and the end result is usually death,Sry for the families loss.
Yogi

Columbus, OH

#47 Aug 20, 2010
Just this once, Boo Boo, I think we can skip the pic-i-nic basket.
William

West Portsmouth, OH

#48 Aug 20, 2010
Most people of this nature think they can subdue an animal such as this simply by force or by imposing their own will by negative re-enforcements, this is very, very, very wrong thinking, especially with the natural conditioning of animals versus the structured conditioning of human design. Many people give animals such as these human like characteristics in both cognitive and physical determinants. Like humans, some will respond to certain stimuli and be fine, others allow their "wild side" to be more dominant. Hence, serial killers. treat any animal, human or otherwise as though you own it, and it will rebel. This article is a prime example of doing just that.

Since: Aug 10

Powell, OH

#50 Aug 20, 2010
obamas fault wrote:
It's obviously Obama's fault.
Oh, I thought it was Strickland's fault.
The Happy Crab

Daytona Beach, FL

#51 Aug 20, 2010
Siegfried and Roy wrote:
I just don't understand how an animal that is part of your family will attack when provoked.
Simple....it is still a wild animal and no amount of training will ever change that fact.
The Happy Crab

Daytona Beach, FL

#52 Aug 20, 2010
They obviously screwed up and did not bring the dinner that he had ordered and it pi**ed him off.
one

Newark, OH

#53 Aug 20, 2010
Clint wrote:
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 !
Good point.
no name

Ostrander, OH

#54 Aug 20, 2010
Just Sayin wrote:
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I'm assuming you are a U of M grad with your lack of spelling skills??? Congratulations...
sorry about the spelling but i have been up with both sides of family and im realy tired

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Since: Apr 10

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#55 Aug 20, 2010
if he's declaring bankruptcy, how's he going to take care of these animals?
Allen

Mount Vernon, OH

#56 Aug 20, 2010
That is why the state needs to pass a bill that you cannot own dangerous or exotic animals, especially when you are white trash.
naptys

United States

#57 Aug 20, 2010
the headline cracks me up,caretaker more like cruel jailer.he got everthing he deserved.
naptys

United States

#58 Aug 20, 2010
I guess the bear found out he was a repug,that's why he didnt eat him,probably taste like crap.
One more thing

Zanesville, OH

#59 Aug 20, 2010
Sam Mazzola is a menace to society and ought to be in jail.

When are Ohioans going to smarten up and forbid private ownership of wild animals?
no name

United States

#60 Aug 20, 2010
naptys wrote:
I guess the bear found out he was a repug,that's why he didnt eat him,probably taste like crap.
your a jack ass to bad u dont get eaten by somthing
no name

United States

#61 Aug 20, 2010
aggrivated editor wrote:
if he's declaring bankruptcy, how's he going to take care of these anim
i see no one can read the store has been closed for 3 years not every thing u read in the paper is true

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