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Someone Tried to Murder a Convention of Furries This Weekend

Written by Jude Terror on Monday, December 08 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

Someone Tried to Murder a Convention of Furries This Weekend

A chlorine gas leak at a Chicago furry convention has been deemed intentional by police.

Source: CBS

On Sunday, a story began trending on social media about the annual Midwest Furfest Convention at a Hyatt hotel in Chicago this weekend. The convention had to be evacuated after a gas leak, without time for the furries to get our of costume, resulting in surreal photos like this:

At least they were warm.

However, the story took a sinister turn when Chicago police revealed that the gas leak was consistent with an intentional act and nineteen people were hospitalized. They are investigating it as a crime.

Furries are people who like to dress up as anthropomorphic animals, and have been an organized fandom since the 1980s. Though often viewed by non-furries as a sexual fetish, that is not a necessary component of the fandom. Chlorine gas is potentially deadly with prolonged exposure, and has been used as a chemical weapon during World War I, and allegedly during recent conflicts in Iraq and Syria. It causes damage to the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs.

As amusing as the site of people in humanoid animal costumes may be, no one deserves to be be physically attacked for their harmless interests. That the attack was on such a potentially large scale and utilized such a brutal method is downright sickening. The Outhouse wishes all those furries a speedy recovery, and hopes the person behind the attack is caught and brought to justice.



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Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably. A certified trash eater ruining the pristine field of comics journalism with his sarcasm and goofiness, Jude Terror is secretly friendly and congenial, so if you've got a complaint, why not just bring it up to him instead of subtweeting like a jackass, jackass? You can find him on Twitter or try your luck with an email, but keep in mind that he is notoriously unreliable and may not get back to you right away. Unless you want to send him free stuff, in which case he'll get back to you immediately.

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