PETA's demand to replace the "anti-animal" language in everyday conversation aroused derision and criticism after the animal rights group compared popular expressions related to meat to racism and homophobia.
It became unacceptable to use racist, homophobic or Ableistian expressions. Phrases that trivialize animal cruelty will disappear as more and more people appreciate animals as they are, and "bring bagels home" instead of bacon, "PETA said Tuesday tweet.
" The words are important And as our understanding of social justice evolves, our language evolves, "she added.
In one graph, people offered" alternatives to the speciesist "sentences for the ethical treatment of animals.
Instead of "killing two birds with one stone," say "Feed two birds with a scone." "Take the bull by the horns" should be replaced with "Take the flower by the thorns" and instead "Bring in the bacon," we say, "Bring the bagels home"
Some on Twitter were not sold on the idea, and some argued that PETA equates animal abuse with race and gender issues.
Others had their own phrases.