Chlorine Gas Attack at Chicago Furry Convention Hospitalizes 19

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Chlorine gas sickened several people and forced the evacuation of thousands of guests from a suburban Chicago hotel early Sunday, including many dressed in cartoonish animal costumes for an annual furries convention who were ushered across the street to a convention center hosting a dog show.
Nineteen people who became nauseous or dizzy were treated at local hospitals, and at least 18 were released shortly thereafter. Within hours, emergency workers decontaminated the Hyatt Regency O’Hare and allowed people back inside. Six-foot-tall rabbits, foxes and dragons poured into the lobby, chatting and giving each other high paws.

h/t IZ

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    At first I asked what kind of warped mind would chlorine gas a bunch of “furries”, then I asked “Who wouldn’t?”

    Get well soon guys!
    Ya bunch of freaks!

  • BillyHW

    I’m dying from all the puns. Just shoot me now.

  • Denis George Miller

    was it an actual attack or an accidental release of chlorine gas? it makes a difference to the response.

    • The authorities say it was deliberate.

      • disqus_omtDhqWCVP

        What “authorities”?

        Mickey Oberman

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      How do you “accidently” release chlorine gas?

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    When I get to thinking that Western Civ might not be doomed after all, I remember the “furries” and realize, no, we’re screwed.

    • Maybe we could raise an army of Furries to combat ISIS!

    • I figure the “furries” are merely escapists – people who wish they could check out of the human race. No better and no worse than spending time watching the Kardashians.

      I for one wouldn’t be able to stand wearing a bulky, confining costume. I’d get claustrophobia and would have nightmares!

      • disqus_omtDhqWCVP

        I would sweat buckets.

        Mickey Oberman

  • Minicapt

    There should be a legal season for hunting these wee beasties.


    • super blue bob

      Let us remember, these “wee beasties” are people. You want to hunt and kill someone because they are into something you don’t approve of? Who is the reak sicko here.

      • Minicapt

        You are a fool, and probably an ignorant Dipper. And those are your qualities.
        … hunting would improve the breed of the beasties …


  • disqus_omtDhqWCVP

    Chlorine Gas Attack???
    What attack? Proof?
    Gas leak – yes.
    Attack – Don’t let Blazing Cat Fur become another tabloid sensation seeker/maker.

    Mickey Oberman