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Mon Dec 11, 2017, 04:49 PM

This Quebec Furry Group Is Fighting the Far Right

From VICE, full article here: https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/434y9g/this-quebec-furry-group-is-fighting-the-far-right

If you search the name of Quebec’s largest far-right group on Facebook something wonderful happens—something you wouldn’t expect.

Your top result for La Meute isn’t a group full of rabid anti-Islamic activists who want to do something to make “Quebec for Quebecers." Instead you get yourself a delightful page of furries—one that operates under the name “La Meute Officielle.”

The extremist La Meute (french for "The Wolf Pack" is a Quebec based anti-immigrant group that has been rapidly growing, both in numbers and in recognition. It is one of the largest far-right groups in Canada. Like many of the nation’s far-right groups, their focus is primarily on halting Muslim immigration.

The leader of the furry La Meute, which started before its far-right counterpart, is named Mr. Wolfenstein and he damn well wants you to know that the far-right version of La Meute is “the false wolf pack.”

"The point is to fight, to fight back with our identity… We are the real wolf pack and they the false one."

The furry La Meute describe themselves as "anti-fascist, anti-racist, anti-sexist, pro-open borders, pro-love, and pro-furry hugs." They have been around in some form or another for several years now—always referring to themselves as “the wolf pack” or La Meute. The group didn’t feel the need to become public until the far-right wolf pack began to rise.

"We [went public] because we saw that the false Wolf Pack, la fausse meute as we call them, begin to get really, really big and they were giving us furries a really bad reputation,” said Wolfenstein. “Everybody thought that we were a racist bunch, but that's not us, we're all about love so that's why we created this page."

The furry wolf pack’s page is full of memes shading the far-right, and the occasional sharing of pro-furry news (usually with an immigration bent to it). More than anything though, they are disrupting the far-right Le Meute’s online recruitment. Since, typically, the furry page is the first one to come up upon a search, the group will get messages from people—including those in the United States or Western Canada—asking to join La Meute or expressing their support.

(also, I appear briefly in the YouTube video linked in the article, but no, not in costume)

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