I have an interesting theory on what would happen if scientists ever created anthros and eventually released them out into the public, because I've seen quite a few stories like that and I don't think that the humans' reactions are quite right.
There would definitely be some trepidation, the scientists would be clamoring on and on about how huge of a breakthrough anthros are but the public would be very confused and probably a little scared.
I know that I would be pretty damn excited but I don't know about people outside of the Furry Fandom. Hardline religious people like those in the Westboro Baptist Church would likely start preaching about how the scientists had broken God's will by combining human and animal DNA. (Which begs the question, why would God allow it to happen at all?)
Also I can imagine there being some pretty intense competition among most of the industrialized countries of the world, but not America since America has too many laws concerning genetics and splicing to be creating anthros. Maybe China or perhaps Russia would create the first anthro, who knows.
But say that the anthro idea catches on and other countries start getting anthro populations as well. This would scare those who were against the anthros, and usually hatred mixed with fear causes violence, so there would probably be some sort of group against anthros explicitly. (Fur Klux Klan?)
Of course that violence would force the governments of the countries that experienced violence to pass anthro rights laws, which would probably fuel more anger against the poor anthros, since instead of being destroyed they just got stronger.
So the anthros would be hated by those groups of anti anthro people, but they would now have government protection so they wouldnt be able to do much about it. So instead of actively going out to hurt or even kill anthros those groups would use less conspicuous tactics, like hate mail and vandalism.
So, anthros wouldnt be very well received at first, but I have faith that within a few generations of heir introduction into society anthros would be received as regular citizens, nothing more, nothing less.
But thats just my opinion, so if your differs, then post it below. Thanks for reading.