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#1 Old 10-22-2009, 05:33 PM
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People should not treat animals like humans. It is unnatural and leads to disasters.


AN ice-skating BEAR killed a circus trainer and seriously injured another man during rehearsals for a controversial show.

The performing beast suddenly went berserk and dragged 25-year-old Dimitry Potapov across an ice rink by his neck, almost severing his legs.

He then mauled a 29-year-old circus assistant who tried to rescue Mr Potapov, causing serious injuries.

It is believed the horrific attack, in Bishkek, Russia, happened in front of a large audience including children.

One witness said the bear "tore Potapov's neck and legs to pieces".

Many Russian circuses train bears to skate, and even play ICE HOCKEY.

But deadly attacks are rare in the popular circuses, which often use trained bears for comedic effect.

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#2 Old 10-22-2009, 05:36 PM
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It's cruel to force wild animals into such an unnatural life, and it's not surprising that they at times revert to their wild behavior.

It just should not be allowed.
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#3 Old 10-22-2009, 06:12 PM
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I wonder if enough tragedies like this occur, using wild animals will begin to be shied away from based partly on safety issues.

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