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Electric animal

An electric animal being constructed

Following World War Terminus, radioactive dust severely depleted Earth's wildlife, prompting the creation of artificial animals.

Because owning and caring for an animal was considered a near-necessary civic virtue and a status symbol, people who could not afford a legitimate animal often chose to buy an artificial, robotic animal in order to maintain social standing. However, because artificial animals were practically a taboo, great lengths were gone to in order to hide the fact the animals were fake. Such lengths included circuits that disguised technical malfunctions as organic illnesses.[1]

Artificial variants were known to exist of goats, cats, sheep, owls, and toads.[1]