Officials: Bear Mauls Man in Columbia Station

There are 255 comments on the WJW Fox 8 Cleveland story from Aug 19, 2010, titled Officials: Bear Mauls Man in Columbia Station. In it, WJW Fox 8 Cleveland reports that:

A man was severely injured in a bear mauling Thursday evening, officials confirm to Fox 8 News.

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Rodney

Round Rock, TX

#223 Aug 23, 2010
That is nice, kill an innocent bear because stupid humans want to keep wild animals locked up in cages. The "wild" is never taken out of an animal. Humans are the cancer of the earth and this story is just an example of many.

“THE GANG”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#224 Aug 23, 2010
Sarah wrote:
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There have been petitions running around, and unfortunately laws and policies take time to be put into place. I believe that this issue has come up in the past at town hall meetings and debates. But I do not know why the issue has yet to be fully addressed. I assure you that there have been letters from my family and neighbors that have been sent to representatives and other prominent officials about the farm for years. It is unfortunate that an event like this is a faster way for this to be looked into than rather some letters from concerned neighbors. My heart goes out to the victim and his family and I just hope that we learn something from this.
Did they petition and get signatures? Call an investigative reporter
and see what comes to light. Exposure about the problem is best to get the official's attention.Sort of like an embarrassment to the township..........
OR call Ohio Attorney General and file a suite "en mass" for this problem. Write to the PD, and all newspapers for EXPOSURE!
You have to put yourselves OUT THERE!!!!
Sarah

Cleveland, OH

#225 Aug 23, 2010
BizzyBee wrote:
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Did they petition and get signatures? Call an investigative reporter
and see what comes to light. Exposure about the problem is best to get the official's attention.Sort of like an embarrassment to the township..........
OR call Ohio Attorney General and file a suite "en mass" for this problem. Write to the PD, and all newspapers for EXPOSURE!
You have to put yourselves OUT THERE!!!!
Thanks! I'll see what we can do!:)

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#226 Aug 23, 2010
Rodney wrote:
That is nice, kill an innocent bear because stupid humans want to keep wild animals locked up in cages. The "wild" is never taken out of an animal. Humans are the cancer of the earth and this story is just an example of many.
OK.....you are a certified whacko.

"Humans are the cancer of the earth". Perform a massectomy of yourself.
TXS474

Fort Worth, TX

#227 Aug 23, 2010
Brent wouldn't have wanted that. If he's looking down he is probably very upset. No matter how docile and friendly these animals seem - they are still wild animals and we must all remember that. They are going on instinct. It's no one's fault, a horrible tragedy but they should NOT have put the bear down. I understand them doing it on the family's behalf but the family should have rethought that decision. Bad on everyone's account. God Bless Brent.

“THE GANG”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#228 Aug 23, 2010
Justwondering- Ohio wrote:
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OK.....you are a certified whacko.
"Humans are the cancer of the earth". Perform a massectomy of yourself.
Did you mean a lobotomy?
I am rolling....

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#229 Aug 23, 2010
BizzyBee wrote:
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Did you mean a lobotomy?
I am rolling....
I'm pretty sure that I meant massectomy....but a lobotomy would be the next best thing.
kittycal in NE Arkansas

Ash Flat, AR

#230 Aug 23, 2010
When in the name of common sense will people learn that WILD animals belong in the WILD vs. being EXPLOITED by humans! Idiots!
Laura

Greenville, SC

#231 Aug 23, 2010
It's a damn shame these animals have to be put to sleep because people want to PLAY with them. IDIOTS! They are WILD ANIMALS!! Leave them alone!!! Stop killing innocent animals because you're stupid enough to get that close!!
POW

Denver, CO

#232 Aug 23, 2010
Not the bear's fault?... Didn't the bear kill someone? Seems like it was the bears fault
Hooch

Belmont, CA

#233 Aug 23, 2010
these people are all idiots. they are not professional animal handlers. how can you handle something that is not predictable and can not be trained? at least the gene pool is being thinned out.
Hooch

Belmont, CA

#234 Aug 23, 2010
"Hey Cleetus, let's go and try to hug some bears today!!!!!" Retards...

“Everyone knows that!!!”

Since: Jul 10

Tell me...Does it hurt much?

#235 Aug 23, 2010
Is there really anything filthier than redneck?
Unbelieveable

Youngstown, OH

#236 Aug 24, 2010
Lets get a grip here! The bear was put down, the family has to mourn the loss of their son, and Mazzola should have had a better system to contain the animals LOCKDOWNS!!!!Their are none there! Cages are opened when watering bears and this is not being safe! I have some grave concerns over Mazzola's place and the recent tragedy. His actions may very well fuel the fodder for the big AR groups to rip through Ohio with animal bans. Although my personal opinions are such, that I don't think everyone should have a large wild carnivore (many shouldn't even have kids or be allowed to drive a car)

I do have a big problem with banning laws. I know a great many people who do right by their exotic animals and provide safe and humane treatment. Many of the nicest zoos in the USA started off as someone's private collection.
I don't feel like the bear should have been put down, but understand why the parents did. I certainly don't want to see any harm come to any of the other animals there, but feel like there will now be some real serious "blowback" from this tragedy. After handling wildlife for over 20 years, I am pretty much "in the know" of most everyone and the reality of exotic animal keeping.
When a human dies, everything changes. It's all over. It's done. He needs to know that and work with the Animal Welfare people instead of against the Animal Rights.It seems HSUS and PeTA is already creating a "cause" out of this, with no regard for the parents of the deceased young man, and certainly not for the long term well-being of the animals there.Furthermore Mazzola should be held responsible for the young mans life!
Unbelieveable

Youngstown, OH

#237 Aug 24, 2010
BizzyBee wrote:
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Did they petition and get signatures? Call an investigative reporter
and see what comes to light. Exposure about the problem is best to get the official's attention.Sort of like an embarrassment to the township..........
OR call Ohio Attorney General and file a suite "en mass" for this problem. Write to the PD, and all newspapers for EXPOSURE!
You have to put yourselves OUT THERE!!!!
If you have never owned or cared for exotic animals what gives you the right to try to impose on the rights of those who care for their animals, I got news for you, if a law passes it will affect everyones right to own any kind of animal, even a guini pig! Dogs etc.You have no idea! The government running your life using your tax dollars, and increasing them!

“THE GANG”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#238 Aug 24, 2010
Unbelieveable wrote:
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If you have never owned or cared for exotic animals what gives you the right to try to impose on the rights of those who care for their animals, I got news for you, if a law passes it will affect everyones right to own any kind of animal, even a guini pig! Dogs etc.You have no idea! The government running your life using your tax dollars, and increasing them!
Not really!
There are NO specific laws regarding most of these wild animals in private places.Just a few which require a permit. Ohio needs to get on the stick because they are in the dark ages when it comes to regulating wild, or farm animals.
There are already laws for dogs,cats, etc about having licenses but not abuse and danger to people.

OMG watch out the government will get you!
Pleeeeeeese You need to settle down and quit being an alarmist. You must listen to Rush too much.LOL
Unbeliveable

Ashland, OH

#239 Aug 24, 2010
BizzyBee wrote:
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Not really!
There are NO specific laws regarding most of these wild animals in private places.Just a few which require a permit. Ohio needs to get on the stick because they are in the dark ages when it comes to regulating wild, or farm animals.
There are already laws for dogs,cats, etc about having licenses but not abuse and danger to people.
OMG watch out the government will get you!
Pleeeeeeese You need to settle down and quit being an alarmist. You must listen to Rush too much.LOL
I think you need to settle down! People don't like being told what to do, and we are not a communist country! I don't think the local farmers would appreciate your views, as for exotic animals there are things that can be done, like stopping those exotic animals auctions in Mt. Hope. I don't guess you have thought about all the animals that will be euthanized if a ban is passed!Is it fair to them , or the owners? Not everyone that owns an exotic animal is irresponsible! Strickland just wants to further his political career by passing the farm bill, and slide the exotic animal ban in with it! When he should be concerned with the job situation in this State, and those folks losing their homes!There are more important things that need attention than an exotic animal ban!He screwed up when thousands of people lost their jobs in this State! Now hes trying to distract us from the important issues, by showcasing this incident along with that useless AR Group PETA, who physically attack people and their animals, lunatics that free wild and dangerous animals with no regard for other peoples safety,I have seen it for myself! The HSUS what a operation of speeches! One of my family members donated $450,000 to them upon their passing, when contacted they could'nt even tell me what the money was used for or what her name was!Money hungry AR groups that sucker people in sending them their money so they can live the high life!Its all a lot of talk! You think what you want, I don't believe that all exotic animal owners should have to pay a price to keep their animals because of one guys mistake! There are more drunk drivers out there, and people getting robbed, and kids running around with guns, than animals attack people.
Unbeliveable

Ashland, OH

#240 Aug 24, 2010
Sosad710 wrote:
<quoted text>He didn't have a heart attack my Aunt Rose is the one who picked him up from there and we meet them at the Hosptial where Brent was at.Im reading all of these crazy comments that you guys are posting..Sam makes money off these animals ok.He cant do anything with them anymore so they just sit there and get feed and nothing else.You really dont know Sam all to well?Billy is my cousin and i know so much you people wouldn't even dear.The bear that killed Brent was the mean one and was never taken out of his cage.That poor family was lied to.Sam paid Brent as cheap work..The bear doesn't play with ANYONE do you understand?It breaks my heart that people believe this lie.There's more to this story..The name of the bear has changed twice now in the news..If his family really knew that the bear was mean and Sam did address it to everyone who walked in the barn.Sam had a break down not a heart attack my dear..
Thank YOU!!!! Hes scared, and of course he does not know what the family will do! Its over once a life is taken! He will lose everything! I am sure the family already has their attorney looking into this! Sam needs to start working with sanctuaries that will take the rest of the menagerie there instead of fighting the AR Groups, cause when he has his day in court, it will show that he has made an effort to do something about his situation. He will not have a choice, and if nothing is done the rest of those animals will be euthanized, instead of living the rest of there lives in a better place, the money making days are over!

“THE GANG”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#241 Aug 25, 2010
Unbeliveable wrote:
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I think you need to settle down! People don't like being told what to do, and we are not a communist country! I don't think the local farmers would appreciate your views, as for exotic animals there are things that can be done, like stopping those exotic animals auctions in Mt. Hope. I don't guess you have thought about all the animals that will be euthanized if a ban is passed!Is it fair to them , or the owners? Not everyone that owns an exotic animal is irresponsible! Strickland just wants to further his political career by passing the farm bill, and slide the exotic animal ban in with it! When he should be concerned with the job situation in this State, and those folks losing their homes!There are more important things that need attention than an exotic animal ban!He screwed up when thousands of people lost their jobs in this State! Now hes trying to distract us from the important issues, by showcasing this incident along with that useless AR Group PETA, who physically attack people and their animals, lunatics that free wild and dangerous animals with no regard for other peoples safety,I have seen it for myself! The HSUS what a operation of speeches! One of my family members donated $450,000 to them upon their passing, when contacted they could'nt even tell me what the money was used for or what her name was!Money hungry AR groups that sucker people in sending them their money so they can live the high life!Its all a lot of talk! You think what you want, I don't believe that all exotic animal owners should have to pay a price to keep their animals because of one guys mistake! There are more drunk drivers out there, and people getting robbed, and kids running around with guns, than animals attack people.
The problem is that this paticular situation, all the neighbors are complaining and some got loose and it POSES a danger to all. Would you want to live next door???
Also, the donation that was made ba a family member to HSUS...it would have gone to better use had she donated to the LOCAL shelters.
The reason for this latest "EGG debacle" comes from filthy and unsanitary conditions from the farms in which they live....in crowded cages, wollowing in their own feces, can't spread their wings or lay down or even see the light of day in a metal barn with NO windows, sweltering heat.....I can go on and on. That is the reason for changes in laws governing farm animals. Local farmers are great but it is the agri-farms who violate all living conditions and don't remain humane.
As far as the wild animals, they would be re-located to be in their natural habitat.
I am not trying to tell anyone what to do but doing the right thing should top the list.
You have a nice day now ya hear?
lovelynight

Aston, PA

#242 Aug 26, 2010
I have read all of these posts above...From the first one to the last. I just think that everyone has their own opinions and you are getting mad every time someone doesn't agree with them. I think that there should be changes but you are taking them to where no animals can be had. I think we all need to stay calm...Because you are arguing with each other and Its not helping. :/

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