Parents, had I not worked clinically with thousands of incarcerated sex offenders, I would never have heard of Furries, let alone understand that hidden under the big bright happy Furrie costumes lay many a Predator, with 100% of their identity concealed to parents.
One of the most heinous of serial child predators I assessed elected to share some of the little known secrets how the most deviant and porn-saturated of child offenders use Furries to access and groom kids... especially gender confused kids, the majority of whom have been previously sexually abused and/or are on the autism spectrum, thus, they have little intuitive sense to tell them when a predator is crossing their boundaries.
Hidden under those masks lies the largest collection of porn-fueled men, some of whom are child predators, who love the easy access to kids that Furrie costumes provide. The grooming is adept, and the degree of sophistication of the predators that embed themselves within that "Community" is significant. In fact, once I began highlighting the concerns of predators within Furries, I experienced an onslaught by Predator Apologists like I never would have guessed. It reminded me of a cross between a shark feeding frenzy and a nest of angry hornets. That should be enough to tell you that I was right in my hunch about the degree of deviance and the amount of predators hidden under those Furrie costumes. In fact one of the most intense antagonists who made it their mission to silence my concerns about the deviance within Furries is a very deviant licensed therapist, who specializes in "sex therapy"... which is clearly not normal sex therapy, but a cover for very dark and deviant sexual perversion called "Kink." A simply google search can help open your eyes to the nature of what that entails. And, given their own surveys indicate that approximately 20% of them are "into" Zoophilia... a new term for bestiality... that should be enough to help you see the degree of twisted porn-saturated adults that gravitate to the "Furry Fandom," and their conventions.
Suffice it to say, what looks like a relatively harmless group of folks is something quite different when you unmask what lies underneath. As such, no parent should feel it is safe to allow their children to venture into those waters.