I recently learned about 'otherkin' and it's freaking me out. I think that the anthromorphizing of animals is harmful to the project of wilderness preservation/ecological activism. Animals exist for their own reasons and acting like we understand what it is like to be one or how they think (even if it's positive) is a step in the process of domination/obliteration. Non-human animals exist and are 'used' differently than human animals and maybe the whole 'otherkin' issue is complicated but is not comparable to trans issues. I feel like they highjack trans arguments and can't possibly know what it is to be non-human. Please discuss.
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