The oldest known piece of figurative art in existence is an anthropomorphic lion figure carved from wooly mammoth tusk carbon dated as being over 40,000 years old.  

like holy fuck dude 

fur runs deep

sigh. the reason for this is thought to be the worship of ancient gods … nothing to do with furries. is anubis a furry now too????????????

Yes. so is the greek minotaur and the japanese tanuki and so are all of the characters in Aesop’s Fables.  Human beings have held a fascination with anthropomorphic animals since the dawn of time.  You have my humble condolences for delivering unto you this harsh reality.