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PeTA Condemns Usage of “Anti-Animal Language”

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA) demanded yesterday that “anti-animal” phrases like “bring home the bacon” should no longer be used.

In a post put out on social media, PeTA argued that “as our understanding of social justice evolves, our language evolves with it”:

Just as it would be 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.

They were immediately subject to ridicule, with some people pointing out their new phrases could still be construed as “problematic”, and others simply mocking them:

This is not the first time the organisation has been called out for ridiculous demands – in the past, they have claimed cows milk can cause autism, compared dog shows to the KKK, and attacked Nintendo for allowing Mario to wear a tanooki suit to fly in a video game.

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