>>99407651>what separates furry from beast races?
Beast races are a concept which features heavily in furry culture. But the entire notion itself is really nebulous. Is Chewbacca furry culture? Is M'Ress? How about the Kzinti?
Human culture has had the 'human/animal' meme in it since literally forever. Literally forever: the oldest known human cultural expression is this thing.
And it just keeps coming back. Egyptian gods. Vishnu's first four avatars. Skinwalkers, berserkers and werewolves; wawkalaks, Volkh, Lykaon and rakshasas, the monkey king, boudas from africa, Dagon, Kurangaituku, shark deities from Polynesia, mermaids, the sphinx, even the Muslim stories about God changing people into monkeys.
It's a strange thing. Maybe it's born out of the human capacity for empathy: projecting human qualities onto animals, and then it's only a small step imagining yourself as an animal; or, perhaps, merely possessing the power of one.
Of course, with the way some people feel about dogs or cats, the idea of a creature that combines the most desirabe qualities of human and animal seems obvious.
Hell. You could argue that's how we got dogs in the first place.