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Mother of Ohio man killed by bear favors pet ban

Published: Tue, September 7, 2010 @ 3:36 p.m.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The mother of an Ohio man who was fatally mauled by a bear has thrown her support behind an exotic pet ban being written in the state.

Deirdre Herbert says in a letter dated Saturday to Gov. Ted Strickland that keeping wild animals as pets is a “prescription for more tragedies.” The Humane Society of the United States, which is pushing for the ban, posted her letter on its website.

Twenty-four-year-old Brent Kandra died after an Aug. 19 attack as he fed the bear owned by another man at a suburban Cleveland animal facility.

Herbert urges Strickland to closely examine whether current owners of dangerous pets — such as bears, lions, tigers, chimpanzees and big snakes — should be able to keep the animals after the ban takes effect.


11970mach1(1005 comments)posted 5 years, 7 months ago

Who cares what she thinks? She raised a son who didn't have enough sense to take the necessary precautions for safety when he voluntarily went inside the bear's cage.

And being the vindictive pig she is, she demanded the bear get killed because of her son's lack of sense.

I feel bad for the guy who was killed, who obviously cared about the bear. And I feel bad for the bear.

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2boxerlover(133 comments)posted 5 years, 7 months ago

I have a napkin for you 1970mach1. It's to wipe the compassion just dripping from your mouth. Don't feel bad for the young man who died, he won't appreciate it. Feel bad for the mother who's heart is broken and is grieving. Had this not happened, she probably would never even consider this ban.

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3Wapiti(139 comments)posted 5 years, 7 months ago

I feel sorry for the mother, her son that died and the dead bear. But none of that is any reason to align one's self with the like of HSUS. These are the same people that allowed a sheep to be shot several times while chained to a fence, all so they could film a supposed "canned hunt." husu is the same type of pond scum as peta. And both money grabbing groups want an end to ANY and ALL pets, dogs, cats, horses ect. They want no interaction with any animals and man. It's best to stay away from hsus, peta and any other groups that support them.

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4sonnype(102 comments)posted 5 years, 7 months ago

These are not pets.They are dangerous wild animals who deserve to be respected for the damage they can do to a human being.If you think these are pets than you better be able to suffer the consquences.Its a shame these aminals have to be put down because of human stipidity

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5annaakita(15 comments)posted 5 years, 7 months ago

Its like having a pit bull....its not the pets/animals....Its the owners.

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