Monday, 17 December, 2018

PETA compares racist, homophobic language to phrases like ‘bring home the bacon’

PETA tweet PETA Mocked For Demanding End to ‘Speciesist’ Language TwitterScreenshot PETA
Pablo Mccormick | 05 December, 2018, 22:30

They elaborated in another tweet that cruelty to animals is linked to the way humans communicate and anti-animal lingo is as bad as "racist, homophobic or ableist language".

An accompanying chart gives several examples of common terms that PETA has dubbed offensive to animals alongside handy replacement phrases.

The last scenario is what is now playing out in the Twittersphere, as PETA took to its account to tweet about how we should remove "speciesist" language - language that is unfriendly to animals - from our vocabularies.

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The animal rights group, which stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is campaigning for people to remove "anti-animal" idioms such as "bring home the bacon" from their everyday language.

Instead of bringing home the bacon, we should be bringing home the bagels, apparently.

They also say people should stop saying "kill two birds with one stone", and say "feed two birds with one scone" instead.

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Peta explained that just like using racist or homophobic words, using dialogue that trivializes cruelty to animals can be just as harmful.

Instead of: "Beat a dead horse". And last but not least, the animal rights group suggests replacing "be the guinea pig" with a phrase that features an inanimate symbol of scientific experimentation: "Be the test tube". Sometimes that means picking on people (who retaliate in the most hilarious ways), and sometimes that means tweeting some wild sh*t that even the most strict vegan has to roast them for on Twitter. "To everyone else: add your own anti-speciesist phrases below!"

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