Peta wants you to start ‘ bringing home the bagels’
ANIMAL rights organisation Peta has sparked controversy once again.
This time, it’s with a chart on how to “stop using anti-animal language,” which has prompted outrage, amusement, and confusion.
Peta has come up with more animal-friendly versions of familiar sayings: “Kill two birds with one stone” becomes “feed two birds with one scone,” for example, and instead of “bring home the bacon,” they want people to say “bring home the bagels”.
However, it seems many people have not reacted positively to the suggestions, describing the chart as “ridiculous”, “pathetic”, and “moronic”.
One Twitter user @emmieeharrison responded with: “THIS IS THE BIGGEST PILE OF HORSE SHI- oh wait, am I not allowed to say that?? Is it insulting to horse’s faecal matter?!?”
Another suggested that Peta’s recommendations would simply damage the reputation of vegans. @bethanyrutter said: “Do you ever wonder if PETA is a false flag set up by Big Meat to make everyone hate vegans”.
Others pointed out that there are problems with Peta’s supposedly improved idioms too. @Roisin_OConnor said: “You’re not supposed to feed scones to birds, feeding a fed horse would make it sick and if you pick flowers aren’t you depriving bees of their resources? THANK U, NEXT.”
However, Peta is standing by its suggestions. A spokesperson told Insider: “Words matter, and as our understanding of social justice evolves, our language evolves along with it.
“Just as it became unacceptable to use racist, homophobic, or ableist language, phrases that trivialise 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.”
According to Business Insider, the chart comes following the claims of an academic from Swansea University that meat metaphors may truly start to disappear from our lexicon as they don’t reflect the zeitgeist.
— Business Insider SA.
The Peta tweet on ‘anti-animal language’ that got Twitter all abuzz.