Honey-trapping Bears – Wild Japan – BBC

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This beekeeper has found a humane way of preventing bears from stealing honey, and with the help of local conservationists, relocate the bears to safer areas. Clip taken from Wild Japan.

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35 COMMENTS

  1. So great that they don't kill them wow 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 thank you for your compassion

  2. I had no idea there were so many people in Japan who cared about animals. I thought they were as bad the Chinese, with their tendency to slaughter whales and cage owls and other animals for their amusement in restaurants. Not to mention the horrible practice of eating fish alive, or the making of habushu- where they freeze a snake, cut it open, remove its guts and stomach, stitch it back up, and then thaw it out, so it gains consciousness and dies in a striking pose. They then put that snake in alcohol, because it looks cool! Not quite as bad as what the Chinese do, but pretty awful nonetheless.

  3. I have been to Japan few times. I spent most of the time in the city, but I did spent some time in the country side. This video brings back so much memories.

  4. I really don't like that these people keep tagging these bears. Nearly every video I have seen of bears being captured and returned to the wildness involves their ears being clipped with huge yellow or red tags. Ugh.

  5. At least they are not killing the bear but surely it will come back again. Would it not make more sense to establish a bee colony in the forest that could give the bears ongoing food. We have taken over some of their habitat so where else are they supposed to get their food.

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