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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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Morlord Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
And? Yes that sounds harsh but what you have to intersieren me others? If I want to hurt me because I'm a worthless piece of shit has anyone what to tackle.
EspeonFan101 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  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!
TheWolfsFirstWinter Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wtf, really? There are stamps like that??? But I have to say, skinning alive would be really hard. The animals would fight back, and that wouldn't produce nice furs like people want. Though, I know there are people who do it, it just would be insanely hard and easier to just shoot it first.

I mean, I support taxidermy (I am a taxidermist myself) and hunting (Not a hunter), but as long as basically every part of the animal is used and respected. Meaning the meat is eaten (Though my teacher and I send the meat we don't use to Howling Wood Farms, for the wolf-hybrids (The wolves used in the Sorcerers Apprentice). Otherwise, I try saving every part of the animal if possible. I respect all my furs and skulls more than some people can understand (Unless they are the same way). I take care of them, brush them (Obviously not the skulls. >w< ) when they get messed up. I recently got two foxes from the landlord since they came onto his property, so he killed them and gave them to me, and as I was skinning them (No, they were not alive), I was thanking them for the beautiful fur they were giving me.

Sorry this got so long. qvq
EspeonFan101 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Student Artist
Yeah sadly there are stamps like that. And wow, you are the best taxidermist I've ever met! Most of the taxidermists I've met are all like "I don't respect animals since they are inferior!!!111!!!11!!!" But yeah. I agree with you and all that stuff... (Sorry I am awkward ^_^') 
TheWolfsFirstWinter Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Eww. I can't believe that. >:c
Awe, thanks! qvq I know a few others here on dA, like LupaGreenWolf, and NightsGem, that respect their furs and bones a lot as well.
And it's okay~! x'D I used to be really awkward as well, but once I got a job I overcame it a lot, and now it really just only shows when I'm face to face with strangers. ;v;
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. :)
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