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EFFORTPOST Being a furry is an evolutionary advantage and a sign of advancement and humanity.

There's a lot of hate aimed at furries, and it's completely unjustified. Most people don't even know what a furry is, so let's start there.

What is a furry?

A furry is someone who likes anthropomorphized animals. This really just means they like humans with animal parts other than ape features (humans are great apes). Typically the furry depiction remains bipedal (humanoid) and sapient, but with fur/scales/feathers/etc. and various other non-ape features like ears on top of the head, a snout/muzzle, tail, and foot paws.

Are there other kinds of furries?

As with anything that draws people, you can't lump everyone together as the same. You've got people who simply enjoy the art, which is just about all furries, so that's a solid baseline. From there you've got people who enjoy dressing up in what is called a fursuit, which is basically a customized, more detailed, and more human-looking mascot suit (as seen in the top photo). Fursuiters aren't so common, hindered by the fact fursuits are extremely expensive, with a full, custom-made one easily costing 2 grand and more.

Then you've got therians, people who identify as non-human and typically some kind of animal. If they own a fursuit it is usually far more animal-like instead of furry-like. They will sometimes even behave like an animal in real life running on all fours and things like that. Similar behavior online where they pretend to be an animal in one fashion or another. Therians are an extremely small minority of furries.

Aren't furries attracted to animals aka zoophiles?

No! This is a common attack and is unfair to the vast majority of furries. Zoophiles can be found everywhere in society, and there are even many zoophiles who aren't furries at all. While it is true there is a higher amount of zoophiles among furries compared to elsewhere, you can't judge the whole furry fandom for the gross kinks of a few.

Furries tend to platonically love animals more than most people. In fact I've not heard of a single animal abuser who was a furry.

I also would like to illustrate the difference between an animal and a furry visually.

This https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17172186875771148.webp Looks NOTHING like this https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17172186876685936.webp or this https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17179721069352117.webp

Note how the mouse on the left is a quadruped with a distinctly non-human face, and lacks sapience. Compared to the mice on the right who are essentially human but with certain mouse parts added and formed to fit the larger human figure.

Is the furry fandom sexual?

It is for many but not all. Most furries have some kind of sexual attraction to a furry (not an animal). But there are plenty of SFW artists who have no interest in nudity or lewdness. What often comes up are claims that furry conventions (where fursuiters and regular furries go to hang out, like anime conventions) are nothing but sex orgies. This is false. While I'm sure there is some hanky-panky going on, same as any convention, that's not the purpose of furry conventions. Sometimes there are bad people who ruin it for everyone. Out of the many dozens of conventions that have been done, this has happened only once or twice, and furry haters will try to cite these events as if it's the norm or represents furries as a whole. This is not true.


How is being a furry an evolutionary advantage?

Domesticated dogs didn't actually evolve from wolves; instead modern wolves and dogs have a common ancestor from between 15,000 to 40,000 years ago. The prevailing hypothesis is that humans tamed these wolf ancestors which would then become dogs, and the ones we didn't tame became the much more wild wolves.

We probably tamed them because we noticed they made valuable hunting partners and watchdogs. We most likely stole pups from dens and kept the more tame ones, allowing them to interbreed with others so we would have own domesticated animal (these were actually the first, before cattle).

The oldest form of hunting is called persistence hunting. This is where you get an animal to separate from its pack and then chase it. Humans, when in top physical condition, have the greatest long distance endurance of any land animal. As an aside, we gained that advantage when we lost our body hair from our ape-like ancestors which allowed us to sweat and cool off faster and easier. Furthermore bipedal movement is far more efficient energy-wise compared to four-legged knucklewalking. Thus we can chase after an animal at a light jog and eventually catch up to it (by tracking it of course). The animal seeing us again, would get frightened and run off once more. But due to its fur it is unable to get rid of body heat as easily, and so it can't run away as far this time. Before long the human, unperturbed, catches up again. And again. Eventually the animal is so exhausted it cannot physically run away anymore making for an easy kill.

Canines are the only creatures able to come close to matching a human in long distance traveling. I believe this contributed to our relationship with them. They would also be able to aid in tracking the pursued animal through the brush.

What does all this have to do with furries?

Ancient humans working closely with these canines would have an advantage making them more likely to eat, survive, and thus breed. Those who were repulsed by these animals, like most are of bugs, would lack the advantage and be less likely to breed. This means it is not unreasonable to expect a natural platonic attraction to the shape of canines. And because their shape isn't so different from many other furred mammals like cats, is it any wonder that almost everyone likes the look of dogs and cats? Even babies love being around dogs! It's clear we evolved to be attracted to the looks and demeanor of these animals, just as they were bred to do the same for humans.

How is being a furry a sign of advancement and humanity?

Since liking furred animals is practically in our genes, is it any wonder that furries exist who want to take the attraction farther and incorporate the look of non-ape animals into the human figure? Following along from the process of taming canines, one could argue the next step of evolution in that regard is the furry. Not as crazy as you think, since all the way back to cave drawings people have done drawings of half human half animal people. Bastet, my favorite Egyptian goddess, is a woman with the head of a cat.

https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/17179746421081564.webp So furries have always existed, but thanks to more modern artistry we've been able to really refine what they look like. https://i.watchpeopledie.tv/images/1717974991862068.webp

If you hate furries, can you really claim to be human?

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I think your idea of evolutionary advantages is flawed. First of all, furries certainly do not have different biological components than other humans. So making it seem like they have a “evolutionary advantaged” is already flawed. It smells of Eugenics.

Your idea that the next stage of evolution is suppose to be more advanced than modern humans which is a common misconception. It doesn't matter if you're more advanced, it's about survival of the fitness in our environment.

Let's put it this way. If a human can have 3 arms and 3 hands that is a mutation that would be beneficial for humans. You'd think, okay, so then the next person with 3 arms and hands should procreate with as many people as possible to spread this gene. Again, this is not survival of the fitness, but it certainly is an advantage.

Survival of fitness means that only the ones fit enough in the environment we currently live procreate more than the ones that don't fit in with the most fit. The reason we don't have a 3 arm 3 hand gene pool is because in social evolution 3 arms doesn't match the status quo and doesn't procreate as much as people with 2 arms/2hands.

Another example of this is height. With food and supplies shrinking with a growing population it would make sense if we chose people shorter because our species would survive longer if we had less mass and needed less calories to sustain good health. However, in social evolution , tall males, or tall females are generally idolized. Thus we as a species are getting taller and not shorter like it would if we planned on evolution being survival of “advancement in society”. We don't do that. Furries is just a fetish, and idc. Glad you all found your fetish and have fun with it but don't think you're better than any else.

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That's an over-worded way of saying survival of the fittest just means the better ability to breed, depending on the environment and many other factors. Which I do cover, because domesticating those wolf ancestors allowed those humans to survive better than the ones that didn't. And although modern humans have no need of that anymore, it's not unexpected to see that affinity for animals continue to evolve into modern furries. The evolutionary advantage it gave was in the past, in the present it is a sign of advancement and humanity.


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Humans have domesticated hundreds of animals. Not only dog. I do not see your direct connection with domesticated animals, and furries having an advancement in society. We've been doing domesticating animals for thousands of years. Nothing is different now, so why now does a furry have an advancement in social evolution because of our affinity towards animals? Doesn't make sense to me but aye if it makes sense to you then that's awesome.

Edit: and yes it was a long explanation. I just didn't think you understood

evolution:

more procreation - more success- more fit

Some “advantage” (like furry) - does not directly correlate with evolution success.

See above examples if you have questions

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I like how absolutely insane this is

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I found the dark side of the dark side

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Bro no one care of note you type it and -127 lol🤣🤣🤣

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Fur-tastic!

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im here for gore not for this degen bs

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im here for gore

I got you fam:

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These edits are so dope I meant to compliment them last I looked at your profile 🥰🫶

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I didn't make them, but thank you. They fit great with the site theme.


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WILD FUCKING EFFORTPOST LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Furry lives matter

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I agree but this is a little funny ngl

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I think pretending to an animal is weird,.

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Yea it is, therians are definitely weird. But acting like a human while liking furries is cool.


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I'm proud to be a furry :marseytwerking: :marseyembrace: :marseyshy:

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Great if you love what you do then that's awesome! Don't let haters bring you down ❤️!!

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I don't care what the haters say about me. I just ignore them and continue with my life :marseytwerking:

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Do what you love ❤️!!

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:marseyagreefast: :marseyxoxo:

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:marseyhearts: :marseybrofist:

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That's great!! :marseythumbsup: :marseyjam: :marseyhearts2:

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SO CUTE KITTENS

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TYSM ❤️!!

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But too new to WPD or too in the closet about it to come out and join house Furry.

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Me the same.

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:marseyraccoonhug:

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Fuck yes

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Amen inshallah :marseystoning:

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I like the butt

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wait there's furry's on wpd?

this site getting better and better

i though it was just me!

and for the record protogens are not TOASTERS

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There's lots of us here! I've got a ping group too https://watchpeopledie.tv/!furry


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Joined! Furries deserve respect like anybody else! Not all furries are zoophiles and people need to notice that! Much love fishyman420! ❤️

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ommmggg

Btw I am aware your an admin so i got a question

how long can it take for an emoji to be approved?

i sent a pinkie-pie one off yesterday

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I personally don't handle the approvals of emojis, so whenever the admins who do get around to going through them. Shouldn't be more than a week.


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Your right they microwaves

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beeps

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Fr

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Remember the time some guys planted chlorine gas in the bathroom of a furry convention and a bunch of people got really sick? Wow!

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Remember the time when that Catholic who wasn't very good at painting murdered millions of people?


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Hah, good times!

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I had no idea /r/watchpeopledie was run by furries... I guess my time has come

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I agree that furries arent zoophiles! Yes some furries are but that doesn't mean the whole fandom is! The majority of furries aren't zoophiles. Furries are actually so sweet!! People need to stop hating all furries!

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Kill your self

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Stay mad

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Glad to be part of the Furry movement:))

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No matter what community I look at, from video games to sports to movies reviews to watching videos of people dying, furries try to take it over.

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As I explain in the post, furries are just a natural evolution of humanity. So of course we want to spread the goodness and love of furries!


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What in the hell did i just read...? I'm 48 years old, you kids are taking cosplay and dress up to some next level fu**ery. Im way too out of touch to read stuff like this. I can watch blown apart heads all day. But this...this has got me questioning life. :marseyxd:

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Relax daddy-o, just having some fun here with my furry interest.


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I recommended taking interest in "suicide".

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Furries demand respect!

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Good post brother

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It's not a sign of mental illness.

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As a decently successful member of the furry fandom, hah lmao nah

It's just a hobby bro we aren't better than other people

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I'm only 95% serious here.


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I fuckin' love you fishyman :marseyclapping:

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The only thing I know for sure is that furries are fucking hot

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Amen brotha.


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"There's a lot of hate aimed at furries, and it's completely unjustified. Most people don't even know what a furry is, so let's start there."

Respectfully.. No.

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proud furry here- love your post!

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I don't hate furries in specific, mostly my hate is on you.

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What did I do to you? :marseycry:


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