by Patch O'Furr
Has war ever come to any sizeable part of the furry fandom, in 4 decades of growth for this worldwide group?
There are members who went to fight in foreign lands, or maybe had relatives flee when war happened. I’m just not recalling any place where hundreds or thousands of them had their houses shaken by hostile tanks, jets and shelling.
Strong explosions began in my Ukrainian suburb, we try not to panic, everyone is alive. How I wish there was no war.
— Helen San (@HelenSanOwO2) February 24, 2022
This hobby writer in California is challenged to cover news of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. There are furries on both sides. Recent Russian news here leads me to know about Russian furries sent to Ukraine, where they may kill Ukrainian furries. Furries with political aid jobs will help guide refugees to safety. Others face military conscription to fight back.
They see what I see: “the first time in the history of furry fandom that almost all members of one country are in fact combatants / victims of war.” – @DimaOusti
The imperialist attack on a fully-accessible European nation feels as personal as the stress of a fursuit maker forced to flee, leaving his suits and bicycle behind.
I got tickets to Lviv. I'll stay there for several days or a week. Or unless it's getting worse. I don't want to leave my place, my bike and my precious suits. But I have to.
I still might need financial help, it's tricky, but possible to send money to Ukraine #StayWithUkraine
— 🇺🇦 Furoar Suits ✂️ (@FuroarSuits) February 24, 2022