Are they barking mad? Hundreds of people who identify as DOGS gather to bark and howl at each other in Germany
Hundreds of people who identify as dogs have met up in a city centre in Germany, where they communicated by barking and howling at each other.
Around 1,000 ‘trans-species’ activists met up at the Berlin Potsdamer Platz railway station in the German capital.
The group said they do not identify as human beings and instead wish to be recognised as pooches.
Video shows dozens in elaborate costumes posing for a group photo outside the station, in what was likely to be an unusual scene for commuters to witness.
So-called trans-species people claim they do not feel or identify as human beings, but instead as specific animals or mythological beings.
Around 1,000 ‘trans-species’ activists met up at the Berlin Potsdamer Platz railway station in the German capital
Many online weren’t impressed with, one local saying: ‘Just abandon them in the Siberian tundra and let them survive with their canine instincts.’
Another person commented: ‘Can you imagine when they all have to defecate?’
One remarked: ‘Call animal control and give them their rabies doses.’
And another said: ‘But if they identify as dogs, why do they put on masks?’
Dog impersonators have taken the internet by storm in recent years.
Among the best-known is a Japanese man who identifies as a Collie.
Known only as Toco, the man recently went viral for his authentic dog costume.
He spent two million Yen – which equates to £12,480 – on a lifelike costume to fulfil his lifelong fantasy of ‘becoming an animal’.
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Toco became an internet sensation and amassed over 52,000 subscribers on YouTube when he shared videos of him being taken out for walks – on all fours – and attempting to perform tricks in exchange for fake dog food.
An in 2019, British man Tom Peters hit the headlines when he identified as a Dalmatian.