BREAKING NEWS – Payson, Utah – Utah’s Nebo School District is pushing back on allegations from students about “furries” – people who identify as animals – in their middle school, with some rumors of animal-like “licking” and “biting.”

About 75 parents and students at Mt. Nebo Middle School protested “furries” Wednesday, chanting during a walkout, “We the people, not the animals,” “Compelled speech is not free speech,” “Stop brainwashing us!”

PETA has weighed in on behalf of the furries and stated, “that not only should these particular students be treated as gentle animals, but the cafeteria should now serve for them food that was purchased at Pet Smart.”