Show-Me Bear Wrestling Forbidden

Maybe not newsworthy but still important . . .

A recent bit of Missouri talk radio fodder inspired a bit more research to check the rule and regs prohibiting good times with furry friends . . .

578.176.  Bear wrestling — penalty. — 1.  A person commits the offense of bear wrestling if he or she:

  (1)  Wrestles a bear;

  (2)  Permits bear wrestling to be done on any premises under his or her charge or control;

  (3)  Promotes, conducts, or stages bear wrestling;

  (4)  Advertises bear wrestling;

  (5)  Collects any admission fee for bear wrestling;

  (6)  Purchases, sells, or possesses a bear which he or she knows will be used for bear wrestling;

  (7)  Trains a bear for bear wrestling;

  (8)  Subjects a bear to surgical alteration for bear wrestling.

  2.  The offense of bear wrestling is a class A misdemeanor.


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In Missouri, It's Completely Illegal to Do This With a Bear

It's no secret there are some strange laws in Missouri, but this might be the weirdest of them all. There is one activity that is completely illegal to do with a bear and the fact that there's a law against it means it's happened at least once.