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How Beastly-Animals in Revolt…

Also titled "Unbearable" and "revolting animals". The story, COLUMBIA STATION, Ohio – A bear attacked and killed its caretaker at the home of a man who kept a menagerie of dangerous, exotic beasts and ran afoul of animal regulators a few years ago by staging wrestling matches between bears and humans. How wonderful. By the way, they offed the bear too. Like Momma Bear in Yellowstone. Forget Teddy Ruxpin and Paddington and Winnie the Pooh. Those are toys and works of pure anthropomorphic fiction. Bears are NOT humans and don't even think the way humans do, otherwise they'd take the guns from the first three or four humans and the rest would be horrendous. The bear in the attack southwest of Cleveland was not one that owner Sam Mazzola had used for wrestling, officials said. His license to show animals had been revoked, but he still kept dozens of bears, wolves, tigers, lions and perhaps coyotes. The state said Mazzola had no violations for owning animals under Ohio regulations. The bear was out of its cage for its feeding Thursday evening by 24-year-old Brent Kandra, "which was normal for this particular bear because the caretaker and the owner had been around it so much," Lorain County Sheriff's Capt. James Drozdowski said. Mazzola used a fire extinguisher to force the bear back into its cage. "We don't know whether something startled the bear or what prompted the bear to get aggressive with the caretaker," Drozdowski said. Kandra, of Elyria, died Friday morning at MetroHealth Medical Center, the coroner's office in Cleveland said. The coroner said the tentative cause of death was "sharp and blunt injuries to the body consistent with a bear attack." Ahem... "we don't know what provoked the bear to attack". Oh, yes you do, piggo. Stop LYING for once in your misbegotten life. Bears are meant to be wandering around the woods eating, sleeping and yes, shitting. They play when they want, sleep when they want, eat when they can. They don't take to captivity, any more than people do. They are very intelligent, very strong and armed with tooth, claw and a skeletomuscular structure that can flip cars over just for shits and giggles. They are not toys, not pets and not supposed to be doing stupid shit like wrestling with humans for the amusement of demented rednecks. On a schedule. A human timetable schedule is as alien to just any animal as flapping our arms and flying to the moon would be to us. You want a pet get a dog. Or a cat, and be prepared to spend the rest of that animals life taking care of it. I mean, come the Hell on. You teach a bear to wrestle, how do you do that? Rewards when he's a good slave-inmate and does what the boss man tells him, punishment... now, what kind of punishment would be used on a BEAR? What the fuck gives any human a right to Punish a Wild Animal? This kind of treatment doesn't work on penitentiary inmates either. Deprive a free soul

O, Give me a home, where the Buffalo roam

...and I'll show you a house that's not clean But let's skip to the main issue... Non-pet animals being used as mascots. Now, I had seen on the commercials last year that the CSU football team uses a live Bison as a mascot. Admittedly it's a younger calf, and held by two sturdy ropes attached to two sturdy cowboy-looking types. But seriously, have any thoughts been given to what kind of liability would be incurred if that small(er) TeTonka were to bust loose and, as wild beasts typically do when faced with huge numbers of screaming humans, panic? Jump into the stands maybe. Maybe turn on her suddenly Former handlers or the football team that's chasing behind her onto the field... I don't spend a great deal of time studying buffalo, just that their real name is bison or in Lakota "Tonka" and maybe one of our Sioux friends can correct me and I'll cheerfully accept, I think the "te" part refers to the male. I did learn from observing them day after endlessly BORING day that they on most occasions don't do a damn thing but eat, shit and move on, repeat as necessary. They're even worse than watching cattle. Watching Grass Grow. I went to Job Corps way back in the 70s. Was at a J.C. Civilian Conservation Center called Treasure Lake. The center wasn't within a day's walking distance of the lake. I was there 6 months and never saw the lake. Somewhere in between Lawton, Ft Sill, Altus, Altus AFB and Indiahoma, OK.on the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. I chose to go to that center over three others, because of the Bison. The brochure said "The Worlds Largest Surviving Herd of American Bison!" and I, being just turned 16, wanted to see the buffalo. First month I was there they didn't show up. Then I saw them. Lots of them. About 10 or 15 thousand of them. The herd is larger now, I'm sure. In the olden days there were millions of them. Then, somebody found out their weakness. Probably "Buffalo" Bill Cody. An extermination campaign was launched, kill off the food supply and starve the Plains Indians into surrender. They have this bad habit, you might ask "How bad was it?" and I might just answer "incredibly stupid". It worked when the only hunters were the wolves, humans armed with spears instead of repeating rifles and grizzly bears (more on grizzlies later) The herd would be divided into smaller and smaller herds and the leader of each was not a Bull, but a cow. If any threat appears, the hunter usually would go after one of the smaller and dumber animals. When we're talking Buffalo, though, "dumber" is a relative term. The lead cow would notice that one or more of the others was being attacked and take measures to correct it. Run or run somebody through with her horns, either one. The other cows would take their cue from the Leader. If the LEADER was the first one killed, then

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