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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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46.

Sharon    

WOOOOO GO FLAMES!!!!

1738 days ago
47.

canuck    

Absolutely heartbreaking to see this. Have these people have no moral or social conscience? Deplorable and I hope nobody pays to go and see that abuse.

1738 days ago
48.

heidi    

Poor bear =( Animal abuse is not cute or funny. I hope he eats his "trainers", or more appropriately called his tortures.

1738 days ago
49.

txballa    

I think 90% of the comments on this story are from PETA fools. STFU, their is nothing wrong with this.

1738 days ago
50.

marion    

This is animal abuse and so sad

1738 days ago
51.

wisey    

you seem pretty outnumbered, Harmon Manuel. maybe you should stfu and ask yourself why that is.

1738 days ago
52.

D    

I wonder if TMZ realizes that this bear is actually dead... as well as the trainer. Google it, it was in the news about a month ago, way to be totally slow TMZ.

1738 days ago
53.

msroncon    

This is TERRIBLE!!! They deserve whatever happens to them if this bear turns on them....poor thing.

1738 days ago
54.

why?    

I hate people.

1738 days ago
55.

apweaver    

ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? DISGUSTING OFFENSIVE SHAME ON TMZ...It is a friggin B~E~A~R...(plus a side note of...this happened weeks ago!)P~U~L~E~A~S~E


1738 days ago
56.

Lia    

Could that poor bear suffer any more indignity? It's silly enough
that humans put on skates and knock a piece of rubber around on the
ice, but to make the bear do it is even more sad. Look at the poor
thing, trying to maneuver a hockey stick so that he won't be beaten
with a real stick if he doesn't perform. I kind of hope he
"accidentally" swings the stick at his trainer......

1738 days ago
57.

wisey    

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/10/23/russia.skating.bear.death/index.html

maybe the same bear?

"It is unclear what caused the bear to attack"

really? guess they didnt see the photo. wonder if the bears are "allowed" to hibernate?

1738 days ago
58.

heather    

It is true I looked up the article and it says that the bear attacked and killed one trainer and injured another. Its sad that they died but come on....you work with a hockeyice skating bear what do you expect!

1738 days ago
59.

truthman    

neither is people abuse,Amy,i know who you are and am watching.Save the seals,right? this is clearly fake dummies

1738 days ago
60.

wisey    

"this is clearly fake dummies"

ah....no its not. go on youtube, the russian circuses force bears to do all sorts of weird crap like ride motorcycles. My parents took me to see them when I was a little kid- I knew it was wrong and f'd up even then.

1738 days ago
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