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PETA wants people to change their sayings and language

Posted at 10:34 AM, Dec 05, 2018
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

PETA tweeted that they want society to stop using animal abusive phrases. The controversial organization wants to change a few of the traditional phrases that we use with hopes to make the English language a little more animal-friendly.

“Words matter, and as our understanding of social justice evolves, our language evolves along with it,” the organization posted in a tweet. “Just as it became unacceptable to use racist, homophobic, or ableist language, phrases that trivialize cruelty to animals will vanish as more people begin to appreciate animals for who they are and start ‘bringing home the bagels’ instead of the bacon.”

In a tweet posted Tuesday, PETA shared a list of replacement phrases for a few idioms they believe includes “anti-animal language.”

The suggested phrases are listed below: