Counterpoint 1, I believe a bar hugged someone in Grissly Adams or some such Mtn Man movie. If it's been in a movie it's fair game for my, er, game.
Counterpoint 2, DM's job is to make bear more awesome not turn it into some pansie GR wrestler. From now on all bears (esp owl type) will be
If a bear (of any type) hits with the same opponent with both paw attacks in a single combat round, the beast has got one of it's victim's arms in each paw and inflicts an additional 2-16 (2d8) damage as it rips them apart. Blood fountains, spilling/spewing/splattering entrails and ripped off limbs used as clubs in future rounds at DM's option.
Counterpoint 3, no less than flippin photographic evidence. Hug that B/X!
|Those bars aren't gay man, they're totally in a bear hug flippin death grip!|