PETA Gets Mocked for ‘Anti-Animal Language’ Ban
PETA is on the recieving end of some Twitter bashing after they released what they called an "anti-animal language" ban. Yesterday, PETA took to Twitter to release a chart with commonly used phrases that include animals. The chart has two columns, "Instead Of" which includes the phrases we currently use and the replacement phrases are under the "Say" column.
If you use the phrase, "Kill two birds with one stone," PETA wants you to say, "Feed two birds with one scone." Which in reality, probably isn't a good idea. Scones have a lot of sugar, which is bad for birds. They also said instead of saying, "Be the guinea pig," say "Be the test tube," instead. Social media had a field day with this new list of phrases.
PETA stated on Twitter that, "Words matter, and as our understanding of social justice evolves, our language evolves along with it. Here’s how to remove speciesism from your daily conversations." The post has since received over 23,000 likes, over 8,7000 retweets, and over 34,000 replies. In true Twitter fashion, the replies were savage.
PETA also replied to the original tweet saying, "Just as it became 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."
PETA's attempts seemed to backfire as the replies flooded in.
Some decided to use the phrases PETA forgot to include against them.
What do you think about the "anti-animal language" ban?