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People are Animals too - Animals are People too by Synstematic People are Animals too - Animals are People too by Synstematic

I'm starting to like simple stamps like this, with no special shine or flashy animation so the message is clear and obvious. Plus I wanted a good stamp that said this so I could use it on my forum accounts in my signatures.

I'm so tired of seeing people - especially otherkin and therians - complaining about their humanity, or people saying they hate the fact that they're human. People - yes, that means you - are animals, too, and if you're going to advocate for animal rights you should keep this in mind. Self-abuse is not cool, and it is not okay, no matter what you think. When you hurt yourself, you hurt the people who care about you. You are an animal, and like all the animals you want to protect, you ought to protect yourself, too.

If you're an otherkin or a therian (as I am), this doesn't give you any excuse to hate humans. For whatever reasons you wound up in the wrong body, you should take advantage of it - you never know; if you go home, you might not get to experience this again. So do things only a human could do - spend time in a fancy office, use a computer, play sports, learn to make art and play music, eat fine cuisine, travel the world. Enjoy your stay, don't mope about how much you want to go home. It'll be over sooner than you might expect, so make the best of it! It's OK to indulge in things that remind you of home, but don't waste your life being miserable.

Being a Qilin otherkin, my philosophy in terms of animals is to love the good and acknowledge the bad, but you don't have to be a qilin to love the creatures of the Earth. Not every animal has a pretty face; not every creature can sing pretty songs. Every animal has its own special gift and its own life to live - that alone should be enough to honor them. You don't have to adore every living thing; there are plenty of animal phobias out there that it would be outrageous to expect everyone to love everything. If you don't like certain animals as much as others - humans included - that's fine. You shouldn't use it as an excuse to kill them, though; if you find any dead creature, that's a life cut short, a family left behind, a nest left empty. Honor the dead of every species, and celebrate the life of all animals.

You are free to use this stamp in signatures or on profiles, but please don't claim it as your own or change it without permission.
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EspeonFan101 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Artist
Thank GOD this exists! I am tired of seeing stamps saying, "We are your trophies not living creatures." or "We LOVE being skinned alive!" Seriously I would add this stamp in my favorites 9,001 times if I could!
spike234070 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
If you could get something repeatedly in favorites I would have broken the fav button by now!
Kurosantchi Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep! I love all livings things :3
I often get attacked by people because I value  a human life more than that of an animal. I mean seriously, I LOVE animals but I'd rather let a bird die than let a human die. Wouldn't anyone? A lot of my friends talk about how all people should die and sometimes it frustrates me. Humans are living things too, and just because we're not cute and fluffy doesn't mean we have to all die :P
SirMersi Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's true. Thnx for this
TurtlesProductions Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student Filmographer
Even cows,chickens, pigs,turkeys, and fish?
If so,stop eating them.You said EVERY animal,right?
Synstematic Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
See, our morals are going to conflict here, so there's not very much point in arguing about this, but my opinion on eating animals is that, if the animal was killed for the purpose of sustenance, the least one could do (I think) is to eat it, so its death was not in vain. If the corrupt corporations that treat their animals so horribly started worrying about how the public feels about said treatment, and/or if the meat industry was responding at all to the statement vegetarians and vegans are trying to make, I would be more inclined to drop meat, but that isn't the case right now.

I feel worse off thinking that I could have made an animal's death worth something but neglected to do so because I don't like the idea of animals killing other animals. 

Eat whatever and however makes you feel good, though. Just don't try to guilt-tripping me into eating what/however doesn't make me feel good. :)
Kurosantchi Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Plus animals kill and eat other animals all the time in nature. So I don't see why humans cannot eat meat. :D
notdog1996 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Every time I see a dead animal, I take the time to bury him out of respect.  People think I'm weird but I find it insulting to pass by a dead cat and ignore that he's there.
Skadoske Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So true.
Tenma-Yuuki Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so true about the humanity part. Then again, I'm not the type of guy to enforce my philosophy upon others.
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