When will those on the far-left stop trying to change the language we use? If you guessed never, you are correct!
PETA posted a tweet on Tuesday calling for humans to “remove speciesism from your daily conversations.”
First, what the heck is "speciesism"?
According to Google, “speciesism” is:
And second, how the heck do you remove “speciesism” from your day-to-day interactions? Thankfully, PETA supplies us with a chart for us to learn.
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. pic.twitter.com/o67EbBA7H4— PETA (@peta) December 4, 2018
So if you’re going to follow PETA on your growing “social justice evolution” you’re gonna have to start using “anti-animal language.” Instead of saying a rather innocuous statement like “beat a dead horse” you’ll be saying “feed a fed horse.”
The List goes on saying:
Instead of: “bring home the bacon.” Say: “bring home the bagels.”
Boy: “But I don’t wanna bring home the bagels mom, I wanna bring home the bacon!”
Mom: “You’ll say ‘bring home the bagels’ and you’ll like it. You’re not gonna be harming pigs in my house sonny boy.”
Boy: “Aw, come on mom, that’s so lame!”
Why are these frequently used phrases “getting PETA’s goat?” I’m quite sure no one who is saying them actually intends harm to animal while saying it.
PETA even took it as far as comparing these “anti-animal” phrases with racist, homophobic and ableist language.
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 (@peta) December 4, 2018
As people say, you really can’t make this stuff up.
Some “tweeters” out there couldn’t “hold their horses” and let PETA know how they felt about the suggested language change. The “lion’s share” of tweets opposed the animal rights’ group’s recommendation.
Speciesism. Wow. This from the group that tried, and FAILED, to convince the world shearing sheep was harmful. This really fries my bacon.— 🇰🇷 m i n i m y o 🇰🇷 (@minimyo_caly) December 5, 2018
let the cat out of the bag; its a one-trick pony, and that really gets my goat. I'm not trying to be pig-headed, but maybe you should just let sleeping dogs lie and not open this can of worms? I guess you can't teach an old dog new tricks. How do you feel about "dog eat dog"?— Corey May (@CoreyBMay) December 5, 2018
You can’t expect us to stop cold turkey— Zac Burrage (@zacburrage) December 5, 2018
I am so done with people getting aggy about stupid little things that have even the slightest affiliation with bigger issues. Changing idioms will NOT change the world thank u next— Hannah Else (@hannahelse) December 5, 2018
There’s actually a real person somewhere in the world who actually hit the send tweet button on this. Amazing.— Luke Berti (@Luke_Berti) December 5, 2018
I think bagel and scone lovers will be heavily offended by this— Taylor Blake Ward (@TaylorBlakeWard) December 5, 2018
I think it’s safe to say that PETA's tweet should “go to the dogs.”