Unlawful bear exploitation; penalties.
(a) A person commits the offense of unlawful bear exploitation if he or she knowingly does any one of the following:
(1) Promotes, engages in, or is employed at a bear wrestling match.
From a Times Daily, Ala., news story: "Law enforcement officials point out that the unlawful exploitation of a bear, or bear wrestling, carries a stiffer punishment than child abuse."
Oklahoma: Department of Agriculture, Animal Cruelty Statues, Title 21
Crimes and Punishments Chapter 67 Injuries to Animals
"§ 1700. Bear Wrestling - Horse Tripping.
A. It is unlawful for any person to: 1. Promote, engage in, or be employed at a bear wrestling exhibition or horse tripping event;"
News about Ceasar, the wrestling bear:
From the story: "The half-ton bear was scheduled to wrestle people at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday..."
"'It's truly disappointing. We advertised in Pennsylvania, Toledo and Columbus. There's going to be a lot of disappointed families,' said Chris Fassnacht."