Twitter users troll PETA after tweet says people should stop using 'anti-animal language'

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018
PETA, animal rights activists push for end to some common phrases
If animal rights activists get their way, we'll soon be saying "bring home the tofu," not the bacon.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is now encouraging the public to stop using popular idioms because they are considered "anti-animal language."

The organization said people should take the phrases that involve animals and make them more animal-friendly.

"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," PETA wrote in a tweet.

Some of its suggestions included "bring home the bagels" rather than "bring home the bacon" and "take the flower by the thorns" over "take the bull by the horns."

After the tweet posted, Twitter users didn't hesitate to jump on the thread to comment their thoughts:

And one suggestion is making a few people raise an eyebrow.

PETA said people should use the phrase "feed two birds with one scone," even though bread products can be harmful to birds.

One user took it a step further saying birds probably wouldn't want to eat their own eggs.

However, some Twitter users suggested their own animal-positive phrases.

Despite the backlash, PETA isn't giving in.

"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 said in another tweet.