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DADOES Continuity

An animal was a living organism that feeds on organic matter, typically having specialized sense organs and nervous system and able to respond rapidly to stimuli.


History and background[]

In the years following World War Terminus, a radioactive dust was left on Earth, which rendered the planet's wildlife in an endangered to extinct state. Birds were the first animals to die off, many of them falling from the sky.[1]

Effects on social status and wealth[]

Due to the rarity of actual animals, owning and caring for an animal was considered a civic virtue and a status symbol, depending on the rarity of the species. Animals were bought and sold according to the price of the latest Sidney's Catalog; with extinct animals listed at the price of the last example sold. Some people who could not afford an animal could choose to buy an artificial, robotic animal to maintain social standing.[1]