People Urged To Stop Using Anti-Animal Phrases

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People Urged To Stop Using Anti-Animal Phrases

Sean O'Regan
Sean O'Regan

11:49 5 Dec 2018


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Animal rights organisation PETA are calling for people to stop using anti-animal phrases, saying that our language must evolve in the same manner as our understanding of social justice evolves.

The group say using meat-based expressions is comparable with homophobic and racist language, so they took the initiative to tweet a graphic with possible alternatives to traditional idioms.

In a follow-up tweet, PETA wrote:

"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."

The comparison with racism and homophobia was met with anger, with some arguing that PETA was trivialising race and gender issues.

While the alternative phrases may have been said tongue-in-cheek publicity stunt (there's nothing to say that tgey are though), people weren't having any of it:


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