I'm going to say this one more time; cub art is unacceptable due to the content of it. Its more than just a drawing; there is content in them and that content is as bad as child porn. I saw a journal from a British furry about some drama involving an artist liking cub art or something like that. I can see why people are upset at it; especially those who have been abused as minors. I work in healthcare and part of being in healthcare is accepting the fact that we will have minors as patients in the ER due to sexual abuse and it happens. To justify cub art as a work of fantasy doesn't help it because the content involves sexual acts with a minor. FA already has a policy explicitly stating that cub art will not be allowed. Dragoneer said that if any works involves sexual acts with a minor, regardless of reason, it will be removed and the person will be banned for posting this. Sometimes, even reported to local authorities.
One guy who claimed to be a fur bitched about my affinity for having a fursona who carries military weaponry and depicting other furries with weapons. There's a reason why its acceptable to have fictional characters with weaponry than it is having a minor fictional character engaging in sexual acts; an armed character could be seen as a hero who inspires the hero in others. Cub art is porn and perpetuates the idea that it is okay for minors to engage in sexual acts in a fantasy setting which is no different from a real setting. And besides, why are some people arguing over this? Like many furs, I will continue to depict and sometimes draw furries with weapons.
Countries like Germany, last time I checked, can check into people's electronics for any reason and if they see something, that person gets pulled over. Do you honestly think freedom of expression allows this degeneracy? Think again!
People have judgement of what is acceptable and what is not. The people who draw yiff are aware of the risks and are careful about it. And besides, if the drawing looks suspicious and it may be interpreted as wrong, why produce it?
What I learned in America is that even though the country is free, is is also a nation of laws. Self-expression is okay as long they pose no harm or threat to themselves or anyone. Also note that Donald Trump has signed an executive order allowing the federal government to shut down websites that contribute to online human trafficking. I wouldn't be surprised if sites like InkBunny (KILL THAT WEBSITE AND ARREST THEIR PAEDOS) gets shut down and Trumped to stop this.
Again, there is no justification to cub art. They should never exist and what the furry fandom needs more of is awareness of law and order not more "love and tolerance". We are already "tolerant" enough as it is; its time we start being aware of common laws and order more often. And if you like traveling like I do, you'll never know when you enter a country where there's virtually no internet privacy from the government.
Use common sense, pay attention to the laws, and analyze the potential consequences of your choices before proceeding.