CHAPTER SIXTEEN

The Peaceable Kingdom

THIRTY YEARS AGO we were a handful of people in a hotel room trading sketchbook art and watching cartoons. Today you can find us across the globe in every country on the planet, well over a million of us—and our numbers grow larger every day.

Furry wasn’t born in a vacuum, and it isn’t new to the twenty-first century. The anthropomorphic instinct has been part of the human race ever since there’s been a human race. We’re denied the power and freedom of the beasts, their amazing bursts of speed, their ability to coast on the highest winds and plunge into the ocean’s depths. We can mimic them using our brains and our tools, but where they’re one with the environment, we’ve never stopped changing (or destroying) it to suit our needs or whims of the moment…

Might Furry at its heart be an atavistic longing to rejoin the animal kingdom and escape the loneliness of being the only “intelligent” species on the planet?

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FURRY NATION:

The True Story of America’s Most Misunderstood Subculture

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