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:
To the haters: with so much negativity in the world, why not lighten up and use language in a way that encourages being kind to animals? 😻
To everyone else: add your own anti-speciesist phrases below!
Curiosity thrilled the cat (not killed)
Eat snow (not crow) https://t.co/4p2htgMfrc
— PETA (@peta) December 5, 2018