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Wild animals pose danger to owners

I WAS stunned by the article about Maureen Clark and her bear, Victoria (“For the love of a bear, she tames time and nature,” Page A1, Jan. 7). With so many reports of attacks on humans by the wild animals they keep in captivity, I was astounded the article failed to mention how dangerous this practice is.

The most well-known recent instance was the mauling of a woman by a Connecticut chimpanzee in 2009. As many wildlife experts have stated, these animals are never really tamed, and one can never know when an attack may occur.

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