Bear Wrestling Nixed From Pennsylvania Outdoor Show!

January 2007

When PETA discovered that Sam Mazzola, who is notorious for his hideous bear-wrestling events and for allowing customers to take photos of themselves with adult tigers, was scheduled to appear at the Allegheny Sport, Travel, and Outdoor Show in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, last February, we didn’t waste any time contacting the Pennsylvania Game Commission. After we reminded the commissioner that the state has a ban on public contact with dangerous animals and filled him in on Mazzola’s sordid past, he told us that he would personally see to it that Mazzola would not be issued a permit to display in the state at any time!

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