We need to domesticate black bears as a food source. Spain has jamon, japan has wagyu, etc etc.

We need to domesticate black bears as a food source. Spain has jamon, japan has wagyu, etc etc. Let the US have blueberry bear.

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  1. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Also I ended up posting a similar thread on Wauf and got garbage responses

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Kek, I'm in that screencap.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        Which one are you lmao

        Maybe because it's a garbage idea?

        It's not like we just discovered bears. If it was worth the trouble to domesticate them we would have done so by now, or at least be well into the process.
        I suspect it's because bear tastes like shit most of the time to most people.

        >If it was worth the trouble to domesticate them we would have done so by now,
        do you realize how moronic you sound when you say this?
        >I suspect it's because bear tastes like shit most of the time to most people.
        Except when it DOES taste delightful (as can be attested easily, you can look it up on youtube if you want...) and therefore there's an opportunity that modern tech can help us achieve something that was either unknown or impossible to older generations (due to lack of knowledge of blueberry bears, due to risk of hunting before modern firearms, due to it only being palatable in US black bears, etc...)

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe because it's a garbage idea?

      It's not like we just discovered bears. If it was worth the trouble to domesticate them we would have done so by now, or at least be well into the process.
      I suspect it's because bear tastes like shit most of the time to most people.

  2. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    The problem is the moment you domesticate them they'll all be eating corn.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Nah, due to their small yields you'd definitely end up with higher prices and more niche preparations, and you'd have to go about it like

      Cows only shoot out one baby at a time and their gestation period is similar to humans. Bears having 2 is already a benefit. We could select for higher litters, and more docile animals to continue breeding until you can keep a dozen or so in a single field.
      Their diet would be tricky though, you'd have to provide a lot of fresh berries and bugs and stuff for them to eat.

      said. Berries themselves are actually very reasonable to produce en masse, and mixing it with other sources of food like mushrooms and, yes, grains (high quality ones preferably) would easily feed even a herd of hungry bears. Beyond that, the notion of having bear meat at all is worth the risk of some lower quality bear producers.

  3. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    >We need to domesticate black bears
    Nice idea.
    >as a food source
    I don't eat animals.

  4. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    I want to continue discussing the domestication of black bears as a livestock animal.

  5. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    imagine smoking blueberry bear like brisket... mmmmm

  6. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    They’re too human-like. Do not eat that which is like yourself.

    Same reason eating pork damns your soul and sends you to hell.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      >humans are like gluttonous animals who only devote brainpower toward the direction of the nearest food
      I guess it's an apt description for Americans, anyway.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

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  7. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    >blueberry bear
    Missed opportunity for Blue-beary

  8. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    I imagine it'd be really hard to farm them. Only reproduce 2, takes years to mature, would need specially designed to house them, aren't super social, would eat a literal ton.

    But imagine the meat if you butcher them right as they enter hibernation.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      I think it's a perfect comparison for the specialty meats then. Plus, bears are incidentally social, so it might not be that hard to have a higher density of them. I just worry that it will take a long time to domesticate for the same reasons you listed.

      But boy oh boy will it be delicious.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Cows only shoot out one baby at a time and their gestation period is similar to humans. Bears having 2 is already a benefit. We could select for higher litters, and more docile animals to continue breeding until you can keep a dozen or so in a single field.
      Their diet would be tricky though, you'd have to provide a lot of fresh berries and bugs and stuff for them to eat.

  9. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Supposedly they’re difficult to butcher properly without accidentally making the meat taste and smell bad. Sorta like how rupturing the preen glands near a chicken’s tail will foul up and ruin the meat’s flavor.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      No? We fill bear tags every year, only difference between them and other animals is the size. Bear tastes great by the way.

  10. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    I mean really think about it, they're not that different from wild hogs of europe. "Oh they're too dangerous!!" so were wolves and hogs. Let's do it.

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