WikiFur:Today's featured article/August 27, 2005
The Burned Furs were founded in 1998 by Squee Rat. The movement was composed of people who felt that they had been "burned" by their association with certain aspects of furry fandom, and who wished to actively do something about it. Their formation and existence was the cause of many disputes over the exact nature of their beliefs, the Burned Furs being accused of intolerance and wanting to impose their subjective vision on the rest of the fandom. Many of these disputes occurred the newsgroups alt.fan.furry and alt.lifestyle.furry. They were opposed by a group called the Freezing Furs; two more movements, Nonaligned Furs and Furry Peace, were created in reaction to the resulting conflict.