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

Some of the suggestions by PETA to'remove speciesism from daily conversations

Some of the suggestions by PETA to'remove speciesism from daily conversations

Have you ever dared to use the phrase "bring home the bacon"?

Animals don't read English and so have no idea of the bad hatred that it is encouraging: the rise of two-bird, one-stone killer gangs in Europe, increased incidents of innocent bull-horn grabbing in India and incessant flogging of dead horses in the Gobi desert.

PETA's Twitter call for an end to "anti-animal" language is drawing a combination of ridicule and condemnation. PETA argued that it was time to recognise "speciesism", or anti-animal phrases in daily conversations.

"Say: "Take the flower by the thorns".

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The internet laughed, and objected.

PETA has been heavily criticised for comparing "speciesism" to racism, homophobia and ableism. Sometimes that means picking on people (who retaliate in the most hilarious ways), and sometimes that means tweeting some wild sh*t that even the most strict vegan has to roast them for on Twitter.

- Old sayings may seem harmless, but, according to PETA, they could actually be viewed as anti-animal language and normalize animal cruelty.

Social media users have mocked the alternate phrases, with one person saying, "Come on PETA, there are bigger fish to fry". Some also pointed to previous controversies surrounding PETA, including criticism over its euthanisation statistics. "To everyone else: add your own anti-speciesist phrases below!"

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