Canadian culture shock, Syrian refugee edition

The fifth annual VancouFur convention, in which people dress up as fictional anthropomorphic animal characters with human personalities and characteristics, was held at the same hotel where a number of Syrian refugees are currently being housed.

A message was given to all attendees at the convention that the hotel had been chosen as one of the temporary housing locations for the Syrian refugees in Canada, and that “a major concern that VancouFur has is ensuring that each and every one of the refugees (and attendees) feels welcome and safe and the fact that this is likely to be a major shock to them”.

Full article.

Also, a good article on why the EU-Turkey deal on refugees is doomed (hat tip Tyler Cowen)

And finally, for the non-furries like me, I prefer these t-shirts: