A small, cute, but helpless otter.
I can post now!
Time to get my fur fluffed up...
Time to get my fur fluffed up...
Depends if they just poofed into existence. There would be many different groups/organizations with wildy different moral and ethnic values on the issue. In first world countries like the U.S.A, Australia, Japan etc. I'm pretty sure they'd be given equal rights and would be treated normally. Sure, there would be discrimination at first, and it might never truly go away, but hey. There's always going to be assholes. Humans most likely wouldn't go to war with them in modern times, as long as they pose no threat. In places like Africa and the Middle East, I can definitely see Anthros being publicly executed, assaulted, harassed, and even killed. In some shitholes where slavery is still being practiced today, Anthros would definitely be encaptured. It would take some years for the Anthro/Human relationship to fully get along, but knowing that they have the same level of intelligence as us, can feel the same emotions as us, and basically *are* us (just wearing a fancy fur coat), they wouldn't be immediately killed off or enslaved. We're in 2017. Not 1517. Also, your whole "Humans are panicky psychotic primates" argument is wrong. There have been many great people that have existed and changed the world in many positive ways. Yes, there's also been some evil people, but saying we're all out to kill each other like we still rely on primal instincts is just stupid. We're not all "panicky psychotic primates". If we actually evolved along side Anthros, I'm 99% certain they would be treated like any other normal person. In history, yeah, there'd be some fights between us. Humans killing Anthros for stupid reasons, and Anthros killing Humans for stupid reasons. Oh, and if Anthros became sentient intelligent beings rather than Humans, they would also be racist/cruel/vile to other Anthros themselves. They would kill each other, enslave each other, start wars with each other, discriminate each other etc. just like we've done. It's all in our nature, and Anthros aren't an acception. They'd think the same way as us, thus leading to the same types of discrimination. Anthros may seem all cute and fuzzy, but they're cold killers just like us deep down. >:3If Anthros ever existed along side Humans, Humans would try to enslave or extinct or fight Anthros till they themselves went extinct. Humans are panicky psychotic primates that are nearly incapable of accepting that kind of difference. The very small numbers of Human Beings would be fine with it Im sure, but sadly, Human Beings are vastly outnumbered by Humans. THAT would be THE problem.
Hey, kiddos, this ain't the roleplaying section. Please don't derail the thread with roleplaying.
I'm not convinced humans would automatically be at the top of the figurative sapient food chain, to be honest. Unless humans were in significant majority, anthros would, on the whole, be vastly better equipped with natural weaponry and armor than we are - we're pretty flimsy compared to most animals. As a random example, ferrets have skin like freaking shoe leather. Maybe not enough to stop a bullet, but may actually help deflect a knife.
yah that's what I meant, because hybrids technically wouldn't exist that would be a reproductive issue, and even if hybrids did exist there would be such a fucked up gene pool for themI believe what Xaorin meant was "interspecies relationships". It's definitely something that can be a good plot point in stories featuring anthro characters.
To add on to this, in a realistic scenario (or at least, as realistic as this weird/almost completely impossible scenario would be), wouldn't let's say; Rabbits only stand like 2 feet tall? We could easily kill off all the smaller animals no biggie. Like Foxes, Birds, Rabbits, Raccoons etc. The only true animals that would pose a threat are the predators that solely thrive based on strength. Like Lions, Tigers, Leopards (any big cat for that matter) Bears etc. We'd definitely have a good fight with them. If the small animals and large animals teamed up, it would definitely slim our chances. Yeah, it would be easy to kill the small animals, but they would be able to get into very small/hard to reach areas we wouldn't be able too, and they'd be able to stealthy kill people like that. They could also give away our positions or what we were doing if they were small enough. Like mice. They'd be able to camoflauge themselves and hide in very small and hard to spot areas, giving them the advantage of scoping us out. If all anthros were about the same size as us, then yeah, we'd be pretty fucked. Especially if they started using our tactics and our weapons against us. We would probably end up being either:I take full responsibility for the derailing.
...but I blame James for egging me on.
(´；ω；`) I just wanted a fluffed otter...
True, but if you want to consider one advantage humans would have over anthros - if there must be one - it's that humans have high ingenuity, and are very good at adapting quickly. A knife might not affect a ferret morph very much, but eventually someone will have a light bulb, and will wield hammers instead. Of course that's assuming that'll be more effective. If not, we'll try another weapon then.
But it's not just about weapons and armor, it's tactics as well. Most anthros would probably have more sensitive sensese, like the sense of smell, so humans could cover themselves with a strong, offensive odor that gives little to no effect towards humans (at least the ones who're using the odor), but most anthros would probably be sick to their stomachs of, literally. Humans may have some disadvantages against anthros, but anthros have their own weaknesses as well.
But I don't believe there will be just one species at the top of the food chain, unless humans and anthros caused genocide against each other until there was one. But hopefully they'll figure out that there doesn't need to be just one, and will achieve, reluctantly, some semblance of peace.
There are some possible hybrids (ligers and mules are the first that come to mind) but its likely they would be sterile. It has to do with the difference in their number of chromosomes. So while similar species could have hybrid offspring, the hybrid probably wouldn't be able to have kids.yah that's what I meant, because hybrids technically wouldn't exist that would be a reproductive issue, and even if hybrids did exist there would be such a fucked up gene pool for them
Heh! Mah nose is flat!I imagine it would either involve licking, a combination of a nose-boop/lip-plant, or one of the individuals turning their head sidways so that the nose doesnt get in the way. Hmmmm
I imagine it's a lot more like licking.
How is nuzzling not mentioned here?I imagine it would either involve licking, a combination of a nose-boop/lip-plant, or one of the individuals turning their head sidways so that the nose doesnt get in the way. Hmmmm