PETA Offers Alternatives to Sayings With 'Anti-Animal Language'

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The organization captioned its helpful chart with "Words matter, and as our understanding of social justice evolves, our language evolves along with it".

"Mentally abusing entire minorities is now being treated the same as saying phrases that have animals in them".

On Tuesday, the animal rights activist group shared a photo diagram of such suggestions.

They're tried-and-true elements of the American language, but the animal rights group PETA is suggesting that common phrases like "bring home the bacon" and "kill two birds with one stone" carry a harmful message.

PETA's Emily Rice told The West Australian the new suggestions would remove "speciesism" from conversations.

Rather than using the phrase "kill two birds with one stone", their alternative is "feed two birds with one scone".

"Be the guinea pig" should change to "be the test tube" and "bring home the bacon" to "bring home the bagels", referring to PETA's stance that everyone should be a vegan. In place of taking "the bull by the horns", how about taking "the flower by the thorns?" Another example is instead of saying "bring home the bacon", you should say "bring home the bagels".

"Any chance you had of getting my respect is gone @peta", one Twitter user wrote.

The tweets have received a huge amount of backlash, with more than 20,000 people replying, mostly criticising the organisation.

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