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The Ohio owner of a bear that killed its caretaker says he's satisfied with safety procedures at his compound of exotic animals. Full Story
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Dirk

Columbus, OH

#1 Aug 23, 2010
wow @ killing the poor animal because some idiot was getting too close to the wild animal.
gocheneyyourself

Somerset, KY

#2 Aug 23, 2010
It will put a smirk on all the capital punishment a55clowns. Kill kill kill murder murder murder can't get enough in our sick society.And then turn around and belittle the muslims for their dogma. Thump your bible and finger your gun triggers you bitter people.
red robin

Columbus, OH

#3 Aug 23, 2010
Ohio (and the country) needs to toughen their laws on this type of thing. Individuals do not need to be owning wild animals and on top of that, having bears box each other for amusement is just as absurd and senseless as michael vick's lack of judgement.
Firey Buddha

Columbus, OH

#5 Aug 23, 2010
wild animals shouldn't be kept by private citizens for entertainment. actually, no animals should be used as entertainment. not unless they sign a release form...
Enough already

Columbus, OH

#6 Aug 23, 2010
Perhaps Mr. Mazzola should be the person to feed the bears.
workingdadof7

Glen Dale, WV

#7 Aug 23, 2010
gocheneyyourself wrote:
It will put a smirk on all the capital punishment a55clowns. Kill kill kill murder murder murder can't get enough in our sick society.And then turn around and belittle the muslims for their dogma. Thump your bible and finger your gun triggers you bitter people.
?,,,Off your meds?
Collins54

Lewis Center, OH

#8 Aug 23, 2010
gocheneyyourself wrote:
It will put a smirk on all the capital punishment a55clowns. Kill kill kill murder murder murder can't get enough in our sick society.And then turn around and belittle the muslims for their dogma. Thump your bible and finger your gun triggers you bitter people.
And your point is?
gocheneyyourself

Somerset, KY

#9 Aug 23, 2010
Collins54 wrote:
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And your point is?
And your point for asking?
mindy

Columbus, OH

#10 Aug 23, 2010
Wild animals used to entertain people by boxing, wresting, jumping through hoops etc. is just pure stupidity as well as cruel and inhumane. This is not the life they are born to live and anyone forcing such unnatural behaviours on wild animals deserves what they get. Unfortunately the wrong guy got it.
Troll Hunter

Columbus, OH

#11 Aug 23, 2010
gocheneyyourself wrote:
<quoted text>And your point for asking?
Fries are up.
dude

Columbus, OH

#12 Aug 23, 2010
mindy wrote:
Wild animals used to entertain people by boxing, wresting, jumping through hoops etc. is just pure stupidity as well as cruel and inhumane. This is not the life they are born to live and anyone forcing such unnatural behaviours on wild animals deserves what they get. Unfortunately the wrong guy got it.
I would rather watch a bear wrestle than a VanDiesel movie. Watching one of those is way more cruel and inhumane.
Just get along

Columbus, OH

#13 Aug 23, 2010
I agree with red robin.
gocheneyyourself

Somerset, KY

#14 Aug 23, 2010
Troll Hunter wrote:
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Fries are up.
oh your so....so....witty. another a55clown in Cowtown.
HillaryHSUS

New York, NY

#15 Aug 24, 2010
This is exactly why we at the HSUS are pushing for a ban in Ohio of exotic animal ownership. None of these owners are fit to own any type of animal. No human should ever own an animal; slavery was abolished a hundred years ago. All animal owners are nothing more than slave masters forcing animals to do their bidding.

Circus animals, drive through parks, sanctuaries, the list goes on and on. It is time the animals live free as they were meant to be by God. Making a donation to The HSUS is easy and simple. Many donors prefer to make a small monthly donation that is charged to your credit card. This provides HSUS with a steady, reliable financial foundation to reach our goals. You can also opt to make a one-time donation to support our animal protection efforts. If you have any questions about donating to us online, visit our website at HumaneSociety.org .

When you donate, you join the HSUS family of staff and friends fighting to confront cruelty and celebrate animals. As a way of saying thank you for your generosity, we will send you a profile and photo of an animal that has been saved by donations like yours. You will also receive a subscription of our All Animals magazine that is filled with useful pet tips, animal stories, and news from the front lines of our fight to protection our animal friends when you sign up to give monthly or make a single gift of $25 or more.

And while your in a giving mood, please visit our sister organization PETA. Help them save thousands of unwanted and abused dogs and cats. Help them find happy forever homes for these thrown away animals. Right now thousands of Dogs and Cats are waiting for a forever home. If they canít be placed, they will have to be euthanized so they do not suffer.

America can truly be the land of the free once again. All it takes is your donation and commitment to stop Animal Ownership. Help us stop the cruel farming practices, help us stop the thousands of puppy mills generating unwanted dogs. Help us to lead America to a healthier lifestyle where Factory Farms are a thing of the barbaric past. Give now, thousands of farm animals, wild animals and dogs are in need in Ohio alone.
workingdadof7

Glen Dale, WV

#16 Aug 24, 2010
HillaryHSUS wrote:
This is exactly why we at the HSUS are pushing for a ban in Ohio of exotic animal ownership. None of these owners are fit to own any type of animal. No human should ever own an animal; slavery was abolished a hundred years ago. All animal owners are nothing more than slave masters forcing animals to do their bidding.
Circus animals, drive through parks, sanctuaries, the list goes on and on. It is time the animals live free as they were meant to be by God. Making a donation to The HSUS is easy and simple. Many donors prefer to make a small monthly donation that is charged to your credit card. This provides HSUS with a steady, reliable financial foundation to reach our goals. You can also opt to make a one-time donation to support our animal protection efforts. If you have any questions about donating to us online, visit our website at HumaneSociety.org .
When you donate, you join the HSUS family of staff and friends fighting to confront cruelty and celebrate animals. As a way of saying thank you for your generosity, we will send you a profile and photo of an animal that has been saved by donations like yours. You will also receive a subscription of our All Animals magazine that is filled with useful pet tips, animal stories, and news from the front lines of our fight to protection our animal friends when you sign up to give monthly or make a single gift of $25 or more.
And while your in a giving mood, please visit our sister organization PETA. Help them save thousands of unwanted and abused dogs and cats. Help them find happy forever homes for these thrown away animals. Right now thousands of Dogs and Cats are waiting for a forever home. If they canít be placed, they will have to be euthanized so they do not suffer.
America can truly be the land of the free once again. All it takes is your donation and commitment to stop Animal Ownership. Help us stop the cruel farming practices, help us stop the thousands of puppy mills generating unwanted dogs. Help us to lead America to a healthier lifestyle where Factory Farms are a thing of the barbaric past. Give now, thousands of farm animals, wild animals and dogs are in need in Ohio alone.
Animals are for food,clothing ect.... Animals are here to be used,but not depleted. Animals shouldn't be abused, but when they meet their end,it should be fast. Then add salt,pepper, and spices.
rowdy1

Bellevue, OH

#17 Aug 24, 2010
gocheneyyourself wrote:
It will put a smirk on all the capital punishment a55clowns. Kill kill kill murder murder murder can't get enough in our sick society.And then turn around and belittle the muslims for their dogma. Thump your bible and finger your gun triggers you bitter people.
What? Is there a bear mentioned anywhere in your rant?
gocheneyyourself

Somerset, KY

#18 Aug 24, 2010
rowdy1 wrote:
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What? Is there a bear mentioned anywhere in your rant?
reading the article and infering with your high powered sense of critical analysis would be a good start. bear, I said it, happy??

Since: Aug 10

Columbus, Oh

#19 Aug 24, 2010
red robin wrote:
Ohio (and the country) needs to toughen their laws on this type of thing. Individuals do not need to be owning wild animals and on top of that, having bears box each other for amusement is just as absurd and senseless as michael vick's lack of judgement.
The loss of any human life is tragic and I feel for the family of the gentleman that died. I would agree that the animals should not have been used in this manner. I do not agree that ownership should be banned. There are numerous private owners that take exceptional care of their animals. Lumping all animal owners into one group is biased. How would you feel if people that did not have children go around stating all parents are abusive and cruel because of the number of child neglect and abuse cases in this state alone?

Judge not least you be judged yourself. You are entitled to your opinion as this is a free country. That being said, it is my right to own animals. Vegans and HSUS need to learn that not everyone thinks as they do and not every animal owner is an abuser. Not every farmer is abusive do they all have E. Coli. Not all puppy breeders are puppy mills.

It is proven over and over again that a large percentage of privately owned animalís live much happier and longer lives than even in a zoo. Many zoos obtain their animals from private breeders/owners. It is also a proven fact that domestic dogs alone cause more injuries and deaths per year than all privately owned exotic animals. Private owners know the risks involved with the animals they raise. By your though process Red Robin, we should ban all dogs from ownership because any one of them could bite someone.

It is my opinion since the owner had his license revoked; the bears should have been removed from his ownership. Everyone also needs to realize that with the current proposed ban on animal ownership by HSUS that the media is going to jump all over any story like this. But donít think that every Exotic Animal Owner treats their animals inhumanly.
red robin

Columbus, OH

#20 Aug 25, 2010
CampbellOh wrote:
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The loss of any human life is tragic and I feel for the family of the gentleman that died. I would agree that the animals should not have been used in this manner. I do not agree that ownership should be banned. There are numerous private owners that take exceptional care of their animals. Lumping all animal owners into one group is biased. How would you feel if people that did not have children go around stating all parents are abusive and cruel because of the number of child neglect and abuse cases in this state alone?
Judge not least you be judged yourself. You are entitled to your opinion as this is a free country. That being said, it is my right to own animals. Vegans and HSUS need to learn that not everyone thinks as they do and not every animal owner is an abuser. Not every farmer is abusive do they all have E. Coli. Not all puppy breeders are puppy mills.
It is proven over and over again that a large percentage of privately owned animalís live much happier and longer lives than even in a zoo. Many zoos obtain their animals from private breeders/owners. It is also a proven fact that domestic dogs alone cause more injuries and deaths per year than all privately owned exotic animals. Private owners know the risks involved with the animals they raise. By your though process Red Robin, we should ban all dogs from ownership because any one of them could bite someone.
It is my opinion since the owner had his license revoked; the bears should have been removed from his ownership. Everyone also needs to realize that with the current proposed ban on animal ownership by HSUS that the media is going to jump all over any story like this. But donít think that every Exotic Animal Owner treats their animals inhumanly.
First of all, dogs have been "domesticated" for many thousands of years. Second, I am not a vegan (although I am a vegetarian but that decision was made because of meat industry standards). BUT I do agree with managed and educated hunting so go figure. Also, the child analogy is absurd, children are meant to be with parents, just a kits with mama fox, bear cubs with mama bears. But where in rationality does it seem okay for a man to own 2 wolves, a black bear and who knows what else? Those aren't his "children", left in the wild they are not helpless.

The fact that a bear was trained to box is insane. I don't make my dog box other dogs, animals or people. And the reason there are more cases of dogs biting people is simply because there are more dog owners and dogs. I won't even start on the careless and idiotic dog owners that provoke dog fights. What these "exotic animal" owners do not get is that these animals are still wild, take the Charla Nash case as an example. Why zoological organizations are so fantastic is because they do help guide a successful breeding program, they use animals for education purposes, to raise awareness of habitat loss, threats, etc in the wild (not horded and left to a single family to enjoy but for all), and they do their best to raise money for these threatened habitats across the globe and when possible, reintroduce species into their natural habitat.

Since: Aug 10

Columbus, Oh

#21 Aug 25, 2010
red robin wrote:
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First of all, dogs have been "domesticated" for many thousands of years. Second, I am not a vegan (although I am a vegetarian but that decision was made because of meat industry standards). BUT I do agree with managed and educated hunting so go figure. Also, the child analogy is absurd, children are meant to be with parents, just a kits with mama fox, bear cubs with mama bears. But where in rationality does it seem okay for a man to own 2 wolves, a black bear and who knows what else? Those aren't his "children", left in the wild they are not helpless.
The fact that a bear was trained to box is insane. I don't make my dog box other dogs, animals or people. And the reason there are more cases of dogs biting people is simply because there are more dog owners and dogs. I won't even start on the careless and idiotic dog owners that provoke dog fights. What these "exotic animal" owners do not get is that these animals are still wild, take the Charla Nash case as an example. Why zoological organizations are so fantastic is because they do help guide a successful breeding program, they use animals for education purposes, to raise awareness of habitat loss, threats, etc in the wild (not horded and left to a single family to enjoy but for all), and they do their best to raise money for these threatened habitats across the globe and when possible, reintroduce species into their natural habitat.
Thanks for making my point, dogs have been domesticated and prior to that they were wild. Most exotic animal owners have gotten their animals for other breeders. Although not "thousands" of years of domestication, there are sometimes 50 or more generations of domestication. I personally could care less what you do or don't eat, that is your choice. The Veganism approach however is to force that thought process on everyone which is wrong. Additionally, many exotic animal owners do use their animals in education as well. In some cases, the only animals left of a species are because of private ownership. Would you have considered Noah an animal hoarder because he loaded the Ark?

I hate to be the one to break this news to you but baby animals that lose their parents are most likely to perish in the wild. Responsible animal breeders don't take the young the minute they are born unless there are medical reasons to have to do it, same as with a human child.

As far as Charla Nash, no one forced her to go to the residence. It is unfortunate yes but the choice was hers. Exotic animal owners know what their animals are capable of and they accept that as well as anyone that works with them.

I see you missed my point entirely about Animal Owners and Abused Children. When you attach a stereotype because of an isolated incident, you might as well attach all stereotypes to all incidents. If you are going to call every animal owner an abuser, you might as well walk through the mall and call every parent a child abuser. Don't judge everyone based on 1 article; you have to look at the record. Even if you did the match to compare Dog attacks to Exotic, the outcome is still the same. Dogs and Exotics both when put into the wrong environment will act aggressively. I personally would not put my animals in this type of situation. I am a responsible animal owner.

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