PETA dogged by catty comments after anti-animal language tweet

06 December, 2018, 03:29 | Author: Myra Gill
  • 039;Feed a fed horse': PETA suggests butchering idioms to avoid 'anti-animal' language

"I'm going to die laughing" is probably not the reaction PETA was seeking with its latest initiative supporting animal rights, this one demanding people abandon commonly used phrases with "anti-animal language". Instead of "bring home the bacon", try "bring home the bagels". 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". "Those phrases should be replaced with "be the test tube", feed a fed horse" and "take the flower by the thorns", the organization says.

The internet laughed, and objected.

And journalist Brooke Rogers said: "Just a reminder that PETA kills thousands of adoptable animals every year, has a crazy-high euthanasia rate (more than 80 per cent some years) yet still has the gall to churn out this laughable nonsense".

According to the Washington Post, PETA's aim was to encourage people to remove "speciesist" phrases from their everyday vocabulary by offering some alternative expressions.


Some pointed out that PETA probably has bigger fish to fry.oops.

Last year, while encouraging people to stop drinking milk and #ditchdairy after white supremacists called the drink a celebration of their European heritage, the organization compared white supremacists and "human supremacists". Animals are important. But the n-word or any other pejorative that describes historically disenfranchised people has a historical context.

PETA has faced backlash for its suggestions.

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