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Skating with the Bears

11/17/2009 6:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

This is why bears attack people.

Skating bear

The Russian Ice Circus has gone against the laws of nature and put skates on a bear and trained him to play hockey.

There's gonna be a face-off ... and it ain't gonna involve a puck.

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Seacrest is a Shorty    

Not funny, not cool, not really kind to the poor bears. You couldn't do it in the USA, thank goodness.

1710 days ago
2.

RonBurgundy    

The Boston Bruins should consider signing him to a long term deal.

1710 days ago
3.

elleoc    

If that's a real bear, it is really disturbing, inhumane, and just not right.

1710 days ago
4.

Amy    

Animal abuse isn't cute or humorous.

1710 days ago
5.

chuck    

That is really messed up

1710 days ago
6.

S    

This is cruel. Those skates must be uncomfortable for the poor bear, and God knows what kind of treatment it endured to be trained/forced to perform such stupid tricks.

1710 days ago
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MJ stole the song    

you are sick tmz. this is disgusting and shameful

1710 days ago
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Mariah    

Jesus H! Please tell me that is a joke! That is worse than what circus animals have to go through. And let me guess, if the bear breaks a leg, they will allow it to heal properly, right? Uh-huh. Sick and wrong...

1710 days ago
9.

aurelie    

oh and they also trained it to squeeze its paws into womens ice skates? sooo messed up ;)))

1710 days ago
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Tasha    

SMH!! SO wRONG! Stupid people!!

1710 days ago
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Jenuine    

SAD and we shouldn't promote the idiot Russian Ice Circus. They should take off his harness...see how the bear really feels about it.

1710 days ago
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MJ stole the song    

The ice-skating bear with the Russian circus turned on its trainers on Wednesday, killing the circus director and seriously wounding another man during a rehearsal.The director of the arena said workers with the visiting Russian troupe managed to drag the two men away from the bear and closed the exits until rescue workers arrived.Police shot the bear dead. DISGUSTING OFFENSIVE SHAME ON TMZ

1710 days ago
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blues fan    

Yes, it IS cruel and inhumane -- lots of systematic abuse goes into making a wild animal do such unnatural things for our so-called amusement. Now I hope all of you are boycotting circuses, zoos and rodeos, right? Same deal.....they all mistreat animals in the name of entertainment.

1710 days ago
14.

Dana    

I can't believe you posted this. Cruelty to animals is sick. Please take this down.

1710 days ago
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MJ stole the song    

Its just a terrible shame the bear was shot but perhaps in this case it was a merciful release compared to the humiliating and cruel abuse it suffered while alive!

1710 days ago
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