PETA compares racist, homophobic language to phrases like ‘bring home the bacon’

Can we still let the cat out of the bag?’ PETA’s anti-animal phrases post gets social media’s goat

Big Ben in Japan via Flickr CC BY SA 2.0

PETA is making headlines again - this time for issuing suggestions to replace commonplace animal-related phrases like the ever-offensive "Kill two birds with one stone" or, even worse, "Beat a dead horse".

Luckily, they've come up with some other ready-made replacements for the sayings you'll be binning, which you can see below.

On Tuesday, PETA tweeted advice on how people can remove "speciesism" from daily conversations.

PETA wants people to stop using common phrases such as "bring home the bacon", calling it anti-animal language that trivializes cruelty to animals.

"With so much negativity in the world, why not lighten up, smile a little more, and use language in a way that encourages being kind to animals?"

It's called speciesism, defined by Encyclopaedia Britannica as "the practice of treating members of one species as morally more important than members of other species [and] the belief that this practice is justified".

PETA is encouraging people to embrace more animal friendly language with a list of alternatives to popular phrases. "Because 'food lives matter, '" read another message.

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