PETA wants you to quit “speciesism” speech

(KUSI) – PETA wants phrases like “bringing home the bacon”, and “take the bull by the horns” to be replaced with a more animal friendly option.

The group took to Twitter Tuesday, offering a graphic showing some possible alternatives to meat-related expressions.
Instead of “kill two birds with one stone” say “feed two birds with one scone,” and instead of “being the guinea pig,” say “be the test tube,” PETA said.

According to animal rights organization, these animal-based idioms can be compared with homophobic and racist 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 said on Twitter.

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) responded to the absurd “speciesism” requests by posting a video of himself eating bacon.

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