Here marks the beginning of a new era:
Anthropomorphism is freaking rampant on the internet. It’s hellishly annoying to constantly see animal behavior mislabeled, especially when it’s dangerous, dumb, or detrimental to welfare and conservation. People tend to be grumpy when those of who notice going ‘no, actually, guys, that’s not what that dog/horse/tiger/jabberwock is doing’ at every instance.
Hence, why-animals-do-the-thing is born!
A place for people to submit things about misinterpreted and anthropomorphised animal behavior on the internet. Rant away! Break down all the inherently problematic anthropocentric assumptions and talk about the actually awesome behavior that’s going on! Please totally submit and start discussions.
This is brand new and still a work in process, so we’ll see how it goes, but I’m hoping it’ll actually help bring some much needed education and awareness about all the awesome behavioral stuff that animals do when we’re not pushing the human umvelt on them!