One of the Big problems in the Therian world is occults. Many try to draw in young or confused therians. Others believe that Therians can be used in rituals, sometimes as forced oracles or seers. (citation needed, and it should be out there)
Warning signs that something is a cult:
- Promisses of "magic" or "mysticism"
- Attempting to sell you something (ie. a "therian bible")
- Class/order systems, as in a Priest with underlings
If a cult is tryng to recruit you, don't let them, a good way to protect yorself is by telling close friends that they are trying to recruit you, and avoiding the recruiters as much as you can.