PETA dogged by catty comments after anti-animal language tweet

039;Feed a fed horse': PETA suggests butchering idioms to avoid 'anti-animal' language

The group suggested that some commonly-used turns of phrase are anti-animal and that they should be removed and replaced.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, better known as PETA, is facing some backlash after the organization took to Twitter to call for the end of "speciesism" on our everyday conversations.

The animal-rights group is pushing for "animal-friendly idioms" and provided a list of suggestions people can use to avoid offending vegans, PETA said.

For instance, rather than saying, "bring home the bacon", PETA suggested saying, "bring home the bagels".

The tweet includes a graphic recommending substitute language when referencing animals. As such, they've done considerably more social and political damage than anyone who declares they need to "grab the bull by the horns" or "kill two birds with one stone".

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Instead of: "Be the guinea pig".

In lieu of "kill two birds with one stone", how about saying "feed two birds with one scone"?

"Say: "Take the flower by the thorns".

Instead of: "Beat a dead horse".

PETA is asking people to stop using common phrases like "bring home the bacon", claiming that it is anti-animal language that trivializes cruelty to animals. Animals are important. But the n-word or any other pejorative that describes historically disenfranchised people has a historical context.

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