'Feed Two Birds With One Scone': PETA Calls For An End To 'Speciesism'
PETA wants you to stop bringing home the bacon and start bringing home the bagels, sharing some suggestions on how to remove "anti-animal" language from your day-to-day chats.
The activist group, which fights for animal rights, has shared some suggestions on how people can better navigate language in a bid to remove what they refer to as "speciesism" from their conversations.
"Just as it is unacceptable to use racist, homophobic, or albeist language, phrases that trivialize cruelty to animals will vanish as more people begin to appreciate animals for who they are," the organisation said in a Tweet on Wedesday.
Among other corrections, you'll no longer be "beating a dead horse" but rather "feeding a fed horse".
The five recommendations can be found below so you can check out if they roll off the old tongue easily or not.
Only time will tell if PETA's suggestions will take off, but if the response on social media is anything to go by, there's a fair few people who think there may be bigger fish to fry in the fight against animal cruelty.
Known for its controversial protesting style, PETA has managed to lose a few people in their fight against the mistreatment of animals before.
As Australia's drought forced farmers across the country to face the possibility of slaughtering their own livestock, the US-based group offered the "easy solution" of not breeding them in the first place.
"If you can't feed, them, don't breed them," said PETA in August.
"From the farmers’ perspective, the problem is not that they have to kill animals -- since they were going to do that anyway -- but that they’re not getting paid to do so."