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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
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.
Prior Art acknowledged. [8th of 7, Mar 05 2016]
My stupid idea
[doctorremulac3, Mar 05 2016]
Iorek Byrnison in proper armour
[not_morrison_rm, Mar 06 2016]
Shibuya polar bear
It's got to be a mecha... [not_morrison_rm, Mar 06 2016]
||See my plagiarism post. I post fully not expecting,
nor deserving, any buns.
||Dogs have been trained to drive and are known to have hit fewer buses than Google.
||I am still not going to ride with Toonces.
||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
||Just to Clarify:
Can you feed them feral cats? No Matter! Bun. [+]
||// Can you feed them feral cats? //