A Flurry of (Faux?) Furries
If real fur really is frowned upon at furry conventions—as we were recently told by the chair and CEO of Anthrocon, the world’s largest furry convention—San Jose’s Further Confusion (a.k.a. FurCon) is set to have an awful lot of frowny-faced foxes, bears, chipmunks, skunks, and other cute critters roaming around in January.
FurCon plans to allow real fur to be sold in its Dealers’ Room and Furry Marketplace, which immediately raises the question “Do ‘fursuiters’—people who love animal characters so much that they adopt their identities—really want to support an industry that skins animals alive?”
Furries: As the old saying goes, “When the fur flies—ditch it!” OK, maybe I made that up, but it has a nice ring, doesn’t it?
Written by Heather Drennan