PETA asks people to stop using ‘anti-animal language,’ including common phrases

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Instead of saying "bring home the bacon", the group suggests using the phrase "bring home the bagels".

Not only do the PC editions of the time-tested idioms make little sense - Twitter was quick to point out how where there's a will, there's a way to find someone who will be offended by even the "correct" version.

A tweet from PETA on the issue has sparked debate online, with the organization stating that our language should evolve along with our understanding of social justice.

"I'm going to die laughing" is probably not the reaction PETA was seeking with its latest initiative supporting animal rights, this one demanding people abandon commonly used phrases with "anti-animal language".

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But not everyone was happy with PETA's message.

It's called speciesism, defined by Encyclopaedia Britannica as "the practice of treating members of one species as morally more important than members of other species [and] the belief that this practice is justified".

In a follow-up tweet, PETA compared the "anti-animal" language to racist and homophobic language.

The activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has a bone to pick with phrases it says are anti-animal.

The tweet thread had more than 11,000 comments within hours of being posted.

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