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Guide bears

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BorgCo are consdering a breeding and training programme to provide humans who have visual impairments with bears to act as companion and assistance animals.

Bears are highly intelligent omnivores, learn quickly, and are amenable to something resembling domestication. This could be enhanced by selective breeding.

There would be many advantages. Bears can sit in human chairs; they will enthusiastically enter standard passenger vehcles - evidence shows that in National Parks in the USA, it is quite a challenge to stop them. When well fed, they are not particularly agressive. And a person accompanied by a seeing-eye bear is unlikely to be a victim of street crime.

Bears; the big (very big)* new thing in assistance animals. Get yours today !

*Some bears like the Sun bear and the Spectacled bear are actually quite small, and cute (but still have fearsome teeth and claws). The breeding stock would be chosen from small specimens with placid temperaments.

8th of 7, Mar 05 2016

Seeing-eye Lion Seeing_20Eye_20Lion
Prior Art acknowledged. [8th of 7, Mar 05 2016]

My stupid idea Comfort_20Fungus
[doctorremulac3, Mar 05 2016]

Iorek Byrnison in proper armour http://s373.photobu...edia/Iorek.jpg.html
[not_morrison_rm, Mar 06 2016]

Shibuya polar bear https://www.youtube...watch?v=eF7Rp0GNHnM
It's got to be a mecha... [not_morrison_rm, Mar 06 2016]

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       See my plagiarism post. I post fully not expecting, nor deserving, any buns.
doctorremulac3, Mar 05 2016
  

       Dogs have been trained to drive and are known to have hit fewer buses than Google.
4and20, Mar 05 2016
  

       I am still not going to ride with Toonces.
bungston, Mar 06 2016
  

       Only if it's Iorek Byrnison, not in that naff armour in the film ver. Might make an exception if it's that mecha polar bear in Shibuya.
not_morrison_rm, Mar 06 2016
  

       Just to Clarify: Can you feed them feral cats? No Matter! Bun. [+]
Grogster, Mar 07 2016
  

       // Can you feed them feral cats? //   

       Yes. Definitely.
8th of 7, Mar 07 2016
  
      
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