Hundreds of people who identify themselves as dogs gathered in the center of a city in Germany, where they communicated by barking and howling at each other.
Around 1,000 “trans-species” activists gathered at Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz train station in the German capital.
The group said they do not identify as humans and instead want to be recognized as dogs.
The video shows dozens of people in elaborate costumes posing for a group photo outside the station, in what would likely be an unusual scene for commuters.
The so-called transspecies people do not feel or identify themselves as human beings, but as specific animals or mythological beings.
Around 1,000 ‘trans-species’ activists gathered at Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz train station in the German capital
Many online were unimpressed, with one local saying: “Just abandon them on the Siberian tundra and let them survive on their canine instincts.”
Another person commented: ‘Can you imagine when everyone has to defecate?’
One of them commented, “Call animal control and give them their rabies doses.”
And another said: ‘But if they identify as dogs, why do they wear masks?’
Dog impersonators have taken the Internet by storm in recent years.
Among the best known is a Japanese man who identifies himself as a collie.
Known only as Toco, the man recently went viral for his authentic dog costume.
He spent two million yen, equivalent to £12,480, on a realistic costume to fulfill his lifelong fantasy of “turning into an animal”.
A Japanese dog lover who achieved internet fame by dressing head to toe in a £12,500 custom-made collie costume has revealed how his family feels about his new life as a canine.
Toco became an internet sensation and amassed more than 52,000 subscribers on YouTube when he shared videos of him being taken for walks, on all fours, and attempting to perform tricks in exchange for fake dog food.
In 2019, British man Tom Peters made headlines when he identified himself as a Dalmatian.