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People are Animals too - Animals are People too by Synstematic People are Animals too - Animals are People too by Synstematic
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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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TurtlesProductions Jan 5, 2014  Student Filmographer
Even cows,chickens, pigs,turkeys, and fish?
If so,stop eating them.You said EVERY animal,right?
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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.
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Skadoske Aug 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So true.
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Hiroki94 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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xXRainbowTopHatXx Jun 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
used this thanks
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accailia118 Mar 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
i agree over 9000 percent
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wolves09492 Feb 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
what is a wolfaboos idk but i love wolves
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hobowendy Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
one time, i saw a dead butterfly, and gave it a small funeral. is that so weird?
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PinkieShyFIM Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not weird. I've done that before too, its respecting animals. 
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hobowendy Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yay, I'm relieved. ^^
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