Sam Mazzola Gets to Keep His Bears

You can look at the bear, you just cant take the bear.
  • You can look at the bear, you just can't take the bear.

Sam Mazzola, the man whose bear mauled and killed Brent Kandra just a few weeks ago, has been under increased pressure from groups around Ohio and authorities to get rid of his wild animal collection, which includes a lion and tigers in addition to his bears.

Even after Deirdre Herbert, Kandra's mother, sent Governor Ted Strickland a letter supporting new rules governing those who own and keep wild animals, it looks as if Mazzola will get to keep his zoo.

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